Mancini praises patience of Manchester City owners

The former Inter Milan boss delighted with the relationship between himself and the club's board while claiming the next target will be to win the Champions League

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has thanked the Blues’ owners for faith put in him and the players following their first-ever Premier League title.

The Italian was backed by the oil-rich board and have thus enjoyed a hugely successful couple of seasons; winning the FA Cup alongside their first venture into the Champions League before being capped off by a dramatic title victory.

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Mancini was believed to be under high pressure to deliver the championship, though as claimed he has a “fantastic relationship” with the owners/

"We have a fantastic relationship because they are really good men. They always supported the team, even in the bad moments.” Mancini told Sky News Arabia.

"We won this title also for this reason. In difficult moments like after Arsenal where we were eight points behind, the club and Khaldoon supported me and all the team."

The manager and board are unlikely to be content with their recent success and Mancini claims they have already targeted their next major trophy.

"Easy to say - Champions League,"

"The Champions League is a strange tournament. You should be lucky to win the Champions League, you should be in good form, in a crucial moment. It is clear you should have a good team.

"I think that as a team we need to improve for this competition.

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"If you have a good team, if you work hard like we have worked in the last two years, I think we can do a great thing."