Tuesday May 28 2013
City fans thank Mancini in Gazzetta

Manchester City fans have brought a full-page advert in today's Gazzetta dello Sport thanking former Coach Roberto Mancini.

The Italian tactician took out an entire page in the Manchester Evening News two weeks' ago praising the City supporters after he was sacked by the Premier League club.

And today fans of the Citizens have themselves responded with their own page in the Milan-based newspaper.

The message read: “Grazie Mancini. Per sempre uno di noi. Once a blue, always a blue. Manchester City Supporters.”

Mancini was relieved of his duties at the Etihad Stadium following the club’s 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup final earlier this month.

Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini is favourite to succeed him.