Roberto Mancini ‘arrogant, vain and self-centred’ as kit man unleashed brutal verdict
Euro 2020 will reach its climax on Sunday as England face Italy at Wembley in an historic final. England sealed their place with a dramatic win over a valiant Denmark side, decided by Harry Kane’s extra-time winner. The Italians saw off Belgium thanks to goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Nicolo Barella.
Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but Mancini’s stewardship has seen them become a real force.
His side is unbeaten in their last 33 matches in all competitions (W27 D6), scoring 86 goals and conceding 10 during the run. This is their longest unbeaten stretch of matches.
The mood in the Italian camp will be high going into the final, but Mancini has a history of falling out with his staff.
After Mancini was sacked as Manchester City manager in 2013, former kit man at the club Stephen Aziz gave an unwavering verdict on his old boss.
Aziz tweeted at the time: “Arrogant, vain, self-centred no manners ignorant just some of the daily traits really made going into work a daily grind!! #karma”.
Another of his tweets said: “Not my style to come in here and start to bad mouth someone but this guy was really a piece of work!!!”
“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'”.
But he praised the club itself, saying: “Mcfc on the other hand what a great club to work for some great players and staff nice down to earth ppl loved working there!!! #MCFC”.
A statement was then released by the Manchester City Supporters Club praising Mancini’s record at City and addressing rumours of discord.
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“It is unbelievable. The club has said the targets set haven’t been met, but finishing second in the Premier League and losing finalists in the FA Cup would suggest those targets might have been unachievable. Does that mean we had to win the Premier League and win the FA Cup? I’m not sure.”
Mancini helped City to win their first-ever Premier League title in 2012, having also won the FA Cup in 2011.
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