Italian snaps at journalists.
Roberto Mancini became the second Premier League manager this week to lose his cool at a press conference when he swore at journalists who asked about his future at Manchester City.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was incensed on Monday when reporters asked if he was set to sign a new contract ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, while Mancini resorted to explicit language when his future was questioned on Friday.
Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as the latest name to be linked with the Italian’s job at the Etihad Stadium and when asked about the Malaga boss, Mancini laughed and said: “F****** hell! I can’t continue to answer questions about this every week.
“We have another two months [of the season]. You know things can happen in that time,” the Daily Mirror quoted the Italian as saying.
“But this is normal for you [reporters]. This is your job, don’t worry. But I can’t continue to answer every week about one name or another.”
An obviously exasperated Mancini then launched an impassioned defence of his record at Man City, who have won the FA Cup and Premier League in the last two seasons but neighbours Man United by 12 points at present in the race for the league title.
“Also because I don’t understand the reason for this. Why would Manchester City change their manager? For which reason?
“In the last 18-20 months, after United won the Premier League in 2011 and we won the FA Cup, there were seven trophies available to win.
“Manchester City won three of those seven. So I don’t understand [why City would change their manager]. For what reason?
“I am not the CEO or chairman, so if you want to ask these questions, you should speak with them. I don’t have a problem. I have another four years on my contract and we are doing well.”