thumbnail Hello,

'I don't have any problems' – Roberto Mancini not under any pressure at Manchester City amid Carlos Tevez saga

Italian boss admits he does not know what the future holds for the Argentine, but says he is not feeling the strain as his time in charge of Inter has put him in good stead

Roberto Mancini has insisted he is not under pressure at Manchester City and has said he does not know what the future holds for Carlos Tevez.

Before Mancini's press conference on Friday, a City official issued a statement to the gathered journalists regarding questions about the Argentine.

They were told: "We have been unable to allow questions about Carlos Tevez today, either to Carlos in general, his alleged conduct on the night in question, or the ramifications of that conduct.

"Questions also in relation to his future at the club are strictly off limits today and won't be answered. Breaches of this will result in the press conference being cancelled."

Despite this warning Mancini was asked what the future holds for Tevez, to which he simply replied: "I don't know."

Mancini claimed he had "three strikers at this moment" ahead of his side's weekend clash with Aston Villa, which Sergio Aguero is likely to miss through injury.

The Italian insisted that despite the Tevez situation and a disappointing start to City's Champions League campaign, he was still as confident as ever and pointed to his time at Inter as proof of his ability to handle pressure.

"If you speak with Rafael Benitez, with Marcello Lippi, with Leonardo, Inter Milan is a strong team for any manager," said Mancini.

"If you stay there for four years, you are strong enough to be at every club.

"I don't have any problems. I have had experiences in my life. Why should I have any pressure?"

Mancini also claimed he has improved personally since taking the Manchester City job.

He continued: "I am a better manager now.

"When you go to another country, you can work with different players in different situations, in a different culture.

"Every manager can improve. I am sure that I have improved in England."