Manchester City sacked Roberto Mancini’s due to his poor relationships with his players, according to former City defender Danny Mills.

The club made a statement on Monday night revealing they had sacked Roberto Mancini after a disappointing season, but new reports have suggested that there have been problems at the club for sometime with Mancini being the main problem. 

Danny Mills who left the club on a free transfer six months after Mancini was appointed has revealed to BBC Sport: "There wasn't the togetherness between player and manager.

"Basically, Mancini just ignored players from day one. He was the manager, he made decisions, he made no attempt to have any sort of relationship with the players, didn't take them under his wing. 

“It was very much, 'I'm the manager, I'll do my thing, I'll pick the team and then I'll disappear'.”

Mancini’s three-and-a-half years at the club was dominated by friction and controversy with Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli usually a cause for concern. 

Mancini criticised several players in March 2013 commenting on Vincent Kompany international decisions, claiming Joe Hart wasn’t “up to it” and even stressing he would like “to punch” Samir Nasri.

Mancini’s biggest bust-up came when he was caught by the press fighting with Mario Balotelli in a training session in January 2013. Mancini was seen several times furiously shouting at players during matches and constantly made examples of theses players in his post-match interviews.

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