Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has indirectly hit out at the club’s former manager, Roberto Mancini, after winning the Premier league title. City managed to win the second league title in three years in spectacular fashion after a 2-0 win over West Ham. Despite leading the table only for 11 days throughout this season, City have managed to finish where it matters most. Even more than the victory, Pellegrini appears to have made the club likeable since they have been playing a brand of football that has been very attractive.
Former Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini recently criticised Samir Nasri for the attitude he has shown since joining the club from Arsenal in a £ 25 million deal a few years ago. Mancini was the manager who brought him to the Etihad stadium.
However, it became clear after just 12 months that the pair fell out with each other. There is even suggestions that Nasri could have been sold in the summer had Mancini stayed on as the manager of the club. Instead, he was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.
Galatasaray hopes of winning the Turkish league title have almost ended after the club could only manage a 2-2 draw with Bursaspor during the weekend.
Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager strongly believes that Didier Drogba still remains by far of one of finest strikers the industry has seen.
The forward from Galatasaray, quit Stamford Bridge around 2012 June, is expected to return for the 2nd leg of the league in London. We've previously said that fans should be expecting a Chelsea win, but you can click here for football tips on Champions League accumulators.
Mourinho stressed that Drogba might not be the exact same player at present (36 years) like he was 10 years back, for that matter nobody is.
Galatasaray take on Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League looking to beat the favourites to win the English league title.
Galatasaray managed to reach this stage after beating Juventus in very difficult circumstances in the final group match. However, Roberto Mancini has almost conceded defeat ahead of this encounter by saying that Chelsea are almost 80% certain to go through to the next round. A win for the blues in Turkey should be enough to see them through, although it has been a difficult place for English clubs to visit in recent years.
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.
Galatasaray’s season campaign so far has been a good one with consistent performances and good results that has allowed them on maintaining their spot in the top spots of the Turkish league. Roberto Mancini’s side has been linked with a number of players that might or might not be arriving in January.
The Turkish team has already displayed interest in signing Manchester United’s Alexander Buttner and Moyes is willing on letting him go if the price is right. Buttner has failed on making an impact with the team and has only made 2 appearances with United so far in this season.
Roberto Mancini enjoyed probably the best spell of his managerial career at Inter Milan by getting the club to numerous league titles. The former Manchester city manager recently took over at the Turkish club Galatasaray. At the same time, his former club Inter Milan have changed ownership after a long time.
Massimo Moratti, who has been the president of the club for almost 2 decades, will be stepping down after he sold a major stake in the club to Indonesian investors.
International Sports Capital have bought 70% of Inter Milan to become the major shareholders.
Former England international Scott Carson, who was seen as a long-term successor to Paul Robinson a few years ago, has said that he is now focused on getting Wigan back into the Premier league.
After spending the last two seasons at Turkish club Bursaspor, Carson has returned to English football with Wigan, who have just been relegated to the championship after several years in the Premier league. They are good football bets to make an immediate return though.
Gambling on the possible winners of the Premiership is difficult and risky at such an early stage of the season. That will not stop legions of football betting lovers hitting the bookies to see what odds are available on the different teams.
Most people see this season as being a straight fight between Chelsea and the two clubs from Manchester, and the bookmakers have them down as favourites. City are currently hot favourites at 7/4, with Chelsea second at 11/5 and Manchester United behind them at 3/1, so who should you bet on?