Richard Keys not Sir Alex Ferguson's biggest fan: NOT a nice man, but…

Mancini Touchline

beIN Sport commentator believes former Manchester United manager embodied winning mentality that former not current Manchester City manager had/has.

Winners are not often nice, writes broadcaster Richard Keys in his latest blog offering.

The main example he uses in his column is former Manchester United managerial incumbent Sir Alex Ferguson, a man who - he claims in previous posts - should help David Moyes by stating that the current Stretford boss inherited a squad in need of major overhaul.

"I'm not Fergie's biggest fan, I don't think he's a nice man, but he created an atmosphere at United second to none when it came to winning."

Keys referenced Ferguson when underlining the lack of winner's mentality at the Etihad Stadium. Keys was informed that, following their 3-2 slip-up at Liverpool and 2-2 tie with Sunderland, there were still "happy smiling faces in the morning" rather than sulking ones that would have existed had Roberto Mancini been in charge, a manager akin to Ferguson when it came to fostering a competitive spirit.

"Ironically he shares many of the same 'qualities' as Mancini in that respect," Keys continued. "Winners very often aren't nice guys. I said back in August i believed it was a mistake for City to fire Mancini. In doing so they lost the dressing room. Not Mancini. Never again could a Manager there make decisions that weren't going to be undermined.

"With Fergie going it was the time for stability at City. Bury United. An era of unprecedented success beckoned at the club. Not now. Too late."

With City's intentions of burying United, all they currently have to show for it is a surrendering in the Premier League, "a League Cup win and the last 16 in the Champions League."

Would Mancini have made a difference?

 

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