Wednesday March 18 2015
Mancini: 'Fantastic time with Man City'

Inter's Roberto Mancini has said he had a 'fantastic time' coaching Manchester City and is 'proud' of his accomplishments.

The current Biscione tactician held the reins of the Citizens from 2009 to 2013, leading them to a Premier League title victory in 2012. In an interview with CNN, he admitted he looked back fondly to those years.

"I had a fantastic time in England," he said.

"We won the Premier League after many years. I have all City's supporters in my heart and all those moments in my head because it is impossible to forget this.

"Maybe I miss the Premier League because I worked there for three-and-a-half years. I built the team that is now in second position.

"I think they play with the same players and I am very proud of this."

Il Mancio also had some comments on the current Man City team, coached by Manuel Pellegrini.

"I think Pellegrini was really lucky because he got this team that is a strong team and he has a chance to put in more good players.

"I think City can win a title every year and have a chance - it should and must try to win a title every year."

"It's my opinion that City is the best team in the Premier League.

"It's in second and six points behind Chelsea but I think it's the best team.

"In the Premier League anything can happen right up to the last game, in the last minute.

"I think they should think that they have a chance to win the title."