frank the yank wrote:Let him stay and let him build.........How many years did it take The Purple Nosed Bully to win the league?????
I think managers do need time to build. Especially when, like at City, due to the enormous financial boost from Abu Dabi, there was going to be a turnover in every division at the club nowhere to be seen. Over the many years I supported City I've seen managers come and go, getting rid of the players the formers brought in and bringing in their own players, skinning our club to the bone and making sure we kept far away from sustained succes. Now the turnover has passed it's critical point, we need stabillity like never before. Mancini was the choice of the new owners and from that moment I just hoped it would turn out to be the right choice and that they would give him enough time to keep any progress going. Yes, I have been critical at Mancini for a couple of months last season. And rightly so because things weren't going well, we played too defensively and it seemed new players weren't improving rather getting worse. I am a fan and I am allowed to be critical when a manager of player doesn't perform. But never once I talked about sacking Mancini, nor did I talked about successors because I just wanted to have the experience as a fan to see a manager do what he feels is right over a longer period. And I'm pretty sure most City-fans can see this and want Mancini to stay.