Video: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini now able to laugh at Carlos Tevez saga
Roberto Mancini seems to be able to joke about the Carlos Tevez fall-out that almost derailed his side’s title challenge last season.
The Manchester City boss has claimed that his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho should consider sending Cristiano Ronaldo on a six-month sabbatical to help them win a second successive La Liga title.
Ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides this evening, Mancini said: “If he wants to win La Liga again I think he should send Cristiano for six months in Portugal, and after when he comes back, they can win the Liga for a second time.
“I don’t know, I think that would be a different situation. But for us, last year it was – I don’t joke – it was good because after that moment when Carlos came back in January, he did very well.”
There you go: it was just great man-management after all that controversy.