Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City last night, exactly one year to the day after he delivered the club's first Premier League title. Simon Kelner - a City fan - has written for us today on the painful goodbye, and here's a round-up of the verdict on Twitter:
@Owen_g: Whatever rights and wrongs of Mancini sacking, the way it's been handled undermines so much of the Abu Dhabi rhetoric...
@Sportingintel: So suave, lovable, scarf-wearing "Robbie" was actually an aloof bully with no man-management skills? Narrative twist ahoy. Holistic
@philmcnulty: CL failure. Poor title defence. Dressing room discontent. Public complaints about transfer policy. Fatal combination for Mancini.
@ianherbs: So long Mancini; a privilege to know you. But often a nightmare for those who had to work with you. Tues column http://tinyurl.com/bnf3245
@UK4me2: Mancini Sacked: Not my favourite but another competent manager not given time. Second in league and gets fired?
@JackPittBrooke: Mancini falls victim to same thinking as so many of the players - if you're not moving in the right direction then you're holding City back.
@City_Watch: Same journos who savaged Mancini for 3 1/2 years now turning him into a martyr and sharpening their knives for our next coach. Predictable.
@OllieHolt22: Despite v strong group, it was Mancini's failure to progress again in CL that damned him. City confident Pellegrini will be able to fix that
@LFCFansCorner: Mancini gets £28m for being sacked. The average UK salary is £30 grand. It would take 933 years to get to £28m.Reuse content