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Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
It's ridiculous to compare Mancini and Ferguson's champion's league exploits even when you consider relative experience. Mancini can buy pretty much any player he wants, if the players aren't playing well then either he's not motivating them correctly or they're just bad signings and need to be moved on or replaced. There's nothing stopping him from doing this. Fergie spent the best part of the 90's developing a good group of youth players mixed with some shrewed signings into a top class team, of course he wasn't going to be able to win the top club prize straight away.
If you want to make a fair comparison then use managers who have had the same amount of time (or even less) and availability of resources as Mancini. Roberto Di Matteo would be that person.
As for sacking Mancini, I don't think that's the right road to go down at this moment in time, he deserves at least the rest of this season after winning two trophies. I still think that he falls woefully short of the tactical requirements needed for Europe, so there will come a point where Citeh start to outgrow him. That may not be too far in the future.