Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says other managers should ‘shut up’
Roberto Mancini has advised fellow Premier League managers to “shut up” after a touchline squabble with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert.
The pair clashed over a tackle on City’s Gareth Barry by Villa youngster Joe Bennett. The prompted Mancini to observe: “There are some managers it is better to shut up.”
He said: “I asked the fourth official if there was a yellow card, without moving my hands, and he comes over to me. I can understand if I was talking to him but I didn’t say anything.
“I am very tired with their behaviour. Sometimes these managers go to the big stadiums and the other manager says everything and they say nothing.
“When they go to [Old] Trafford, they say nothing. When other managers talk about the referee they always sit on the bench. I don’t like this type of behaviour.”
Paraphrasing Ali G, Mancini also pondered whether the lack of respect he gets is because he is Italian.