Mancini was arrogant and self-centred, says former Man City kit man

Manchester City’s former kit man has branded Roberto Mancini as “arrogant, vain and self-centred” following his departure from the club, according to The Guardian.

Stephen Aziz, who left his post at City last year, made the comments in a series of tweets on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning, before swiftly deleting them.

The Italian manager was dismissed from his post on Monday evening, after the club released a statement saying he “failed to achieve any of the stated targets”.

Aziz tweeted: “Arrogant, vain, self-centred no manners ignorant just some of the daily traits really made going into work a daily grind!! #karma

Not my style to come in here and start to bad mouth someone but this guy was really a piece of work!!! Fans don’t get to see what really goes on and day 2 day running 2 years there seeing him every day was hard work getting a ‘good morning’

The comments suggest that there was a lack of harmony behind-the-scenes at City – another factor which may have contributed to Mancini’s sacking, which came exactly a year after securing the Premier League title.

City are widely tipped to be lining up Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, though the Chilean insists that no deal has been done.

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