Scott Sinclair has slammed his former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for not giving him a chance to prove himself at the club.
City signed Sinclair for a reported £6.2million after the winger impressed for Swansea during their debut season in the Premier League. However, it seems the 24-year-old regrets his decision to leave the Welsh club and he has now joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan.
It seems Sinclair is relieved to have left Manchester City, while he also admitted to having a strained relationship with Mancini.
"It's things like that, in the backroom, when he (Mancini) said he didn't give me a chance, which he didn't," Sinclair said.
"I even asked him, 'Why did you bring me in if you're not going to give me a chance? You've given me no game time to show what I'm about', and he couldn't really answer the question.
"As a player, if you're not getting a chance to play, then you are going to see the manager and ask him what is needed. So I did see him a few times, and we had our differences, but that's football. Not being given an opportunity to play was frustrating, but that was the choice I made, I never kicked up a fuss. All I could do was put my head down and train every day.
"I now really hope I can settle here and have a great start from Sunday onwards, score some goals, help to win games and if I'm happy enough then hopefully I'll stay.
"I definitely would think twice about doing it (moving to another big club) at this stage of my career."
Sinclair failed to register a single goal or assist in 15 appearances for Manchester City last season.
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