Mancini thanks City fans

18 May 2013 11:47

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has thanked fans for their support during his three-and-a-half year stint at the club.

The Italian, who led City to their first league title since 1968 last season, was sacked earlier this week following a disappointing campaign where they lost their Premier League crown to Manchester United and were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage.

Mancini has always had a good relationship with the fans and in a full-page advert in the Manchester Evening News wrote: "Manchester City Supporters 3 unforgettable years, you will always be in my heart, ciao, Roberto Mancini."

As well as the league title, Mancini won the FA Cup with City in 2011 and Community Shield last summer.

Source: PA