London: Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Harry Redknapp has said Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini deserves credit for his ability to handle so many egoistic players at the club, adding he would have never been able to do so.
“When I see some of the headlines coming out of Manchester City, I wonder how Roberto Mancini puts up with it all. The fella has done everything that could have been asked of him and more during his three years in charge at the Etihad,” Redknapp wrote in his column for a daily.
“Yet it still doesn’t seem to be enough for some City fans who would have thought you were mad if you’d told them 10 years ago that their team would be Premier League champions,” he added.
“The way I see it, he deserves a medal for the way he has coped with some of the egos he’s got in that dressing room. I don’t think I’d have the patience to put up with them,” he further wrote.
Redknapp added in his column: “If all that nonsense with Carlos Tevez wasn’t bad enough last season, he’s now got Mario Balotelli sitting on the bench most weeks with a face like thunder.”
“There’s nothing that winds me up more than having footballers moping about the place looking like they’re not enjoying themselves. Whenever I’ve had a player acting like that I’ve always looked to get them out of the club as quickly as possible,” he further wrote.
“Managing players today is so much more difficult than it was 25 years ago. But when you sign as many world-class superstars as City have done, you have to put up with the egos. And Mancini deserves a lot of credit for the way he has done that,” he concluded.