Monday, 19th November, 2012
Roberto Mancini knows more about football than Jose Mourinho, in the opinion of the Manchester City manager’s son, Andrea Mancini.
Mancini junior, who spent time at Manchester City, is currently in Spain with Real Valladolid, where he hopes to receive the opportunity to make his mark under coach Miroslav Djukic in La Liga.
All eyes at present though are on Real Madrid’s trip to face Manchester City in the Champions League this week, when the Citizens will have the opportunity to avenge the 3-2 defeat they suffered at Los Blancos’ hands in the reverse fixture at the Bernabeu.
Andrea Mancini’s thoughts have turned to the clash too, and he is clear in his opinion that his father knows much more about the game than Real Madrid boss Mourinho.
"My father was a player for many years and it shows", the Italian told Spanish daily Marca.
"He has a lot of experience and knows more about football than Mourinho.
"Mourinho is a psychologist, more a motivator, and knows how to manage the heads of players.
"Ideally. a coach is both."
As for his own career, Mancini junior is desperate for the chance to make an impact in the Spanish top flight at Real Valladolid.
"I came here because I was told that young kids have a chance in the first team. And it’s true.
"We’ll see next week if I can play and debut with Valladolid."
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