Boxing Day is Mancini's 1 Year Anniversary with Man City

Roberto Mancini

Today, on Boxing Day, Roberto Mancini celebrated his first year with Manchester City as they defeated Newcastle.

"I like Boxing Day! Last year we won, this year we win."

With Mancini at the helm, Man City is in second place behind Manchester United in the Premier League.

Says the Italian manager, "It's been fantastic."

"It has been enjoyable but we need to improve again. If we can do this we can arrive at the top, we can win something at the end of the season. I knew it would be difficult.

"One word to describe the year? Fantastic. I think that at this moment this league is the best in Europe. It has been a strange season because at this moment there is not one team ten points ahead. Title race? I think it is the strangest season. I am happy where we are at this stage of the season, but it is a long season."

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