Mancini upbeat about Citizens

Newly-installed Manchester City head coach Roberto Mancini is confident that he can bring success to the club, with a Premier League title challenge the target for next season.

Italian Mancini has been brought in to replace Mark Hughes at Eastlands and the former Internazionale boss is confident in his own abilities.

He told reporters:"I stayed at Inter for four years – which is a record in itself. I also won seven trophies when they had not won anything for 20 years.

"Then I got sacked. Pressure in this job is normal.

"I love Italian football, but this is an important experience. I wanted it. Now I am here and I am very happy with this job.

"In Italy, it is not just the manager who decides on players, it is also director of football.

"I will speak with (chief executive) Garry Cook and (assistant manager) Brian Kidd. Together we will decide who we need.

"It is no problem. The most important thing is for City to win, now and in the future."

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