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Moyes feels for Mancini after City sacking
May 15, 2013 9:17 AM EST
Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes has labelled the sacking of Roberto Mancini at Manchester City as "harsh".
,Mancini was removed from his post at City on Monday, just two days after the club lost the FA Cup Final to Wigan, and exactly one year since he led the club to their maiden Premier League title.
The Italian was also at the helm when the Etihad Stadium outfit broke their 35-year trophy drought, beating Stoke City 1-0 in the 2011 FA Cup Final.
City have failed to keep the pace with United this season, and although they sit second in the table, the club's mega-rich owners from the Middle East decided to dispense with Mancini's services.
Moyes – who will take over at Old Trafford from Alex Ferguson at season's end – believes that the 48-year-old has been unfairly treated.
"It is difficult to say on Mancini because I am not on the inside there," Moyes said.
"But I look at a club that has now won a title and FA Cup recently, been in another FA Cup final and finished second in the league. It's harsh."
Moyes does not appreciate an approach that involves regular swapping of managers and said that although Chelsea – who have employed eight managers on a permanent or interim basis since 2007 – have enjoyed success, it is a policy he does not agree with.
"Chelsea have won a lot of trophies but I can't see how continually changing managers – especially when you have to pay so much in compensation – is helpful," he stated.