Aston Villa ‘keeper reveals lack of Mancini man-management

Following defeat at the hands of his old club, Aston Villa’s Shay Given has spoken about how he was kept in dark as to why he lost his place at Man City, Sky Sports report.

The Irish keeper said Roberto Mancini never offered him any explanation as to why he found himself on the bench and also suggested the Italian struggles with man management.

“There was no explanation, that’s the way he manages. He distances himself from players. With the players they have at Man City, it’s about keeping the 11 who don’t play happy.” He continued.

“Bobby Robson was very different. Bobby would have put his arm around you and explained. One of Bobby’s big qualities was his man-management. That’s a big thing in football, man-management.”

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