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Where Would City be Under Roberto Mancini?

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Where would Manchester City be if Roberto Mancini had not been relieved of his duties in 2013? While the footballing philosophy of Mancini and his general abrasiveness did not suit the emerging club culture under Ferran Soriano in today's watered-down top of the Premier League situation it is tough to envision Mancini doing worse than Manuel Pellegrini results wise with this squad.

While it is always difficult to say "what if" regarding managers, and perhaps Mancini's willingness to tinker was as problematic as Pellegrini's stubbornness when it comes to making changes or using younger players, it's an interesting question to ponder. It's difficult to see the Blues being beat 4-1 at home by Liverpool or away to Spurs by the same scoreline with a Mancini led side. At the same time, the team had some dire performances in the 2012-13 season but generally did not leak goals in the way some of Pellegrini's teams have.

I'm interested in hearing from our readers on this. Where would Manchester City be under Roberto Mancini today?