The five players glad to see the back of Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini’s sacking means an opportunity for several players to save or revitalise their Manchester City careers.

Roberto Mancini has been axed, like it or loathe it that’s not going to change and Manchester City have proven themselves to be in the same ruthless mould as other rich clubs from all over the world.

A new boss will come in and changes will be made, with a few players certainly likely to be happy that the Italian has been sent packing with his tail between his legs out of the Etihad stadium.

Here are five players who will be glad to see the back of him;

Samir Nasri

Nasri has always been a bit unfortunate during his time at City because he’s been forced to play second fiddle behind David Silva.

Nasri has made just 27 appearances for the club this season, six of those as a sub, which suggests Mancini never intended to use him as a focal point in the City midfield.

Carlos Tevez

Tevez must be delighted considering the history the pair of them have. Ever since that night away at Bayern Munich when Tevez refused to warm up the pair have been at odds with each other.

Granted, they resolved that situation but the writing was on the wall at that point that Tevez and Mancini were never going to be the best of friends at the club.

Joleon Lescott

Lescott is probably the most unfortunate player at City because he played a crucial role in their title winning side, before being cast aside this season.

Mancini used him on just 15 occasions to start in the centre of defence with nine of his 24 appearances coming as a sub.

Hopefully the next manager won’t drop a title winning centre back as quickly.

Scott Sinclair

Signed by Mancini from Swansea City with a reputation as one of the most promising English wingers from the last few years.

He’s made just two Premier League starts all season, regularly warming the bench and Mancini’s exit means he should get a much better and bigger chance next season if he stays at the club.

Edin Dzeko

Dzeko has been in a similar position to Lescott in the respect that he was a crucial player last season and yet he’s found himself frequently warming the bench, making 15 of his appearances this season as a sub.

Dzeko now has a chance to nail down a starting position at the club if they choose to keep him because it was clear the Bosnian was never favoured in Mancini’s perfect attack.

Who do you think will be glad to see him go?

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