Gael Clichy has given his backing to Roberto Mancini in the wake of continued speculation about the City manager’s future at the club. Despite winning the FA Cup and the Premier League during his three years at City, Mancini faces questions about his position on an almost daily basis. Clichy said:
Only time will tell whether the club decides to sack him or keep him, but he’s doing well. It’s the people above who decide – but I believe he can take us higher. He’s the one who brought me here. Of course I’d like to see him stay. As a player you want to give your best for a manager like him.
If you look at his record, he’s the one who brought silverware to this club, the FA Cup, Community Shield, Premier League. You have to give credit where it’s due. I think people say with that money any manager could do the job but I doubt it.
It would be a big disappointment if we don’t win anything because when you taste it, you want it every year. But it’s not as simple as that. Last season United didn’t win anything and this year they have come back strongly and it looks like they will win something.
One year without a trophy is not a lot. If we don’t win this year, then next season we don’t compete for anything and so on for three or four years then it’s different, but that’s not the case. We need to stay calm. Being second and competing for the FA Cup is not too bad. The quality is there and I’m sure there is more to come from this team in years to come.