Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has openly criticized Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger by saying that Mancini criticizes his player openly while Wenger does not.
The Frenchman has always defended his players despite everything, while Mancini has done the opposite various times this season.
However, the Italian boss has justified that his actions motivate his players to win unlike those of Wenger which shows why his club is losing most of the time.
“I’m not Arsene Wenger. We’re different. I want to win,” Mancini told The Guardian. “I think every player should be strong enough to take his responsibility and, like this, you can improve.
“You don’t improve if you have a manager saying ‘ah, don’t worry, you made a mistake but it doesn’t matter.”
Mancini also claimed that for a club to be successful, it is necessary to have a manager for a long time like Sir Alex Ferguson. He questioned Chelsea who sacked Carlo Ancelotti in 2011.
“For me, Carlo [Ancelotti] was the strange one. Carlo is one of the best managers in the world for me. He won the league and the FA Cup and then they sacked him,” he added.
“It’s difficult for a club that change every year, every two years. [Sir Alex] Ferguson’s a totally different situation because he started to work for United in a different time. Now he’s like a seat in the stadium, the grass on the pitch. He’s part of United.”
He also stated that he desires to stay in England and manage Manchester City, claiming it as the place “every manager wants to be”.
“I want to continue my work,” he continued. “I always wanted to work in England. I have a good feeling here.
“There might not be 100 restaurants but I have no problem with it. I like to go out on my bike. That’s when I do my thinking. Two or three hours on the roads. That’s when you get time and you can think without problems.
“In Italy, the press is different because all the journalists think they are all managers. Not only the journalists, in fact. We have 55 million football managers in Italy. In England it’s different.
“England is the place where every manager wants to be, in front of 40 or 50,000 people every week. It’s beautiful.”