Spot the difference: Mancini v Ferguson

Interesting to read about the sacking of Roberto Mancini today. There seems to be a growth of opinion that he had poor communication & relationships with both players and the executives and this breakdown was one of the key reasons for his dismissal.

Danny Mills on Radio 5 live said of him  ‘Basically, Mancini just ignored players from day one. He was the manager, he made decisions, he made no attempt to have any sort of relationship with the players, didn’t take them under his wing.’

Stephen Aziz, the former kit man at Manchester City described Mancini as “arrogant, vain and self-centred” in one of a series of tweets that were later deleted from his Twitter account on Tuesday morning.

Aziz, who left for Sunderland last summer, tweeted: “Arrogant, vain, self-centred no manners ignorant just some of the daily traits really made going into work a daily grind!! #karma”.

Another read: “Not my style to come in here and start to bad mouth someone but this guy was really a piece of work!!!”. He added: “Fans don’t get to see what really goes on and day 2 day running 2 years there seeing him every day was hard work getting a ‘good morning'”.

Lets compare this to Robin Van Percie’s quote about working with Sir Alex Ferguson on his last match at Old Trafford.

“It’s an unbelievable day but a sad one as well. I had the honour to work with him for one year and it’s been an unbelievable year. He’s made such an impact on me”

Or this one:

“I have said many times before, the boss wasn’t just the greatest and best manager I ever played under, he was also a father figure to me from the moment I arrived at the club at the age of 11 until the day I left. He may be the greatest manager ever and he’s such a nice person. I am truly honoured to have been guided by the greatest manager in football and to have had the career that I had under him. Without him, I would never have achieved what I have done.” David Beckham

You don’t win trophies by looking at the league table just as you don’t succeed in business by looking at the budget sheets.

Music in the office this week.. 

We have discovered Eric Church and what a discovery. In which Bruce Springsteen meets ZZ Top. It is country music but not as we know it. We will be first in the queue to see him live.