Craig Bellamy insists there are no hard feelings towards Roberto Mancini following his departure from Manchester City.
Bellamy, 31, joined hometown club Cardiff City on a season-long loan in the Championship on Tuesday after being frozen out of the first-team picture at Eastlands this summer.
The Wales striker was left out of Mancini’s 25-man Premier League squad but claims he bears no grudge towards the Italian coach.
“There’s no ill feeling,” explained the well-travelled former Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham and Blackburn frontman.
“I hope he does well, he’s a top manager.
“I had the greatest time at Manchester City at a great period in their history.
“I was bought to take the club on to the next stage and I feel I played a big part in doing that. The players they’re signing are incredible.
“The next couple of years I’m sure they’ll get the Premier League title and I hope they do.”