Neil Warnock

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has claimed that he doesn’t envy Roberto Mancini for the job he has at Manchester City.

Leeds visit the Etihad this afternoon in their FA Cup fifth round clash as they look to continue a weekend of shock results.

Mancini is fighting to save his job at the current Premier League champions after a poor season that has seen them humiliated in the Champions League and drift 12 points behind bitter rivals Manchester United in the title race.

The FA Cup takes on a vital role in City’s season and Mancini is looking to win it for a second time since his arrival at the club.

Warnock has admitted that while he is jealous of the talent Manchester City possess, he wouldn’t want to swap jobs with the Italian as he has far too many players to keep happy and has to deal with huge amounts of expectations.

‘I don’t think I’d be able to cope. I only had six months with the current type of Premier League players and I didn’t enjoy that at all,’ Warnock told the Daily Mail.

‘I wouldn’t like to have two teams where you’ve got 11 or 12 not in the team to deal with, who are world class players, who all think they should be in the team, who all their agents think they should be in the team. Good luck to them.

‘I don’t envy that at all. It’s fabulous to have a team like that, but I don’t envy the off-the-field things that you get.”

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