Despite Mancini being an Oasis fan...
11:51 21st April 2010

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has hit out Manchester City manager Robert Mancini saying he's not the right man for the job.

Fresh from their home defeat to fierce rivals Manchester United on Saturday, Gallagher phoned in to radio station talkSPORT to question his beloved team's manager.

“I think for City to attract the top top players, like Kaka and all that, players want to play for the big, glamorous managers,” he explained.

“I’m not sure whether Mancini, well, tactically he doesn’t seem to have it for me, but I think until they get somebody like Mourinho or Hiddink, that can inspire the players then, you know, I think they’ll always be looking.

“You wouldn’t hear any players coming out and criticising Mourinho’s methods, would you? Cos' they’re in awe of him.”

He added: “I think (Mancini) is gone at the end of the season, you don’t give someone a six month contract, do you, you know what I mean?”

Despite Noel's harsh words, Mancini is an outspoken Oasis fan and has even used their songs to motivate his players.

Ahead of their Carling Cup semi-final match in January Mancini was asked if he had a message for his players. “Don't look back in anger,” he said.

“It's a fantastic Oasis song. That is the message. It's important that we stay calm."

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