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Roberto Mancini help Manchester City win the first Premier league title in their history, but he was sacked in the year after following their failure to win any trophy.

Now in charge of Galatasaray, the Italian has criticised his former club for talking with potential candidates before he was sacked. Mancini alleges that City were in talks with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola over the possibility of replacing the Italian. Manuel Pellegrini was ultimately chosen as a replacement, but he came to the club only in the summer.

Mancini has claimed that City officials Txiki Begiriastain and Ferran Soriano are thought to have led the negotiations with the above managers even while Mancini was in charge of the club. Mancini was responsible for bringing them to the club from Barcelona.

Mancini told the liverpool fc transfers website that he did trust chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak, but the decision was taken due to the influence from the likes of Begiriastain. Mancini will be remembered as the manager who took City to the top. He won the Premier league and FA Cup during his time at the club, but he has also been criticised for not winning much trophies.

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"I know a lot of people in football and I found out afterwards that they were talking to three or four managers in February, March and April. I know they were talking to Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti. And these were the same people I sat down with for dinner before the FA Cup final. It was like Judas. I trusted the chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak 100% but not those other two guys, probably he just followed them," said Mancini. His Galatasaray team are currently second in the table – four points behind leaders Fenerbahce.