10 Talking Points on Roberto Mancini's Sacking at Manchester City

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10 Talking Points on Roberto Mancini's Sacking at Manchester City
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So it finally happened: Just a few days after Manchester City’s ignominious FA Cup final defeat to lowly Wigan Athletic, Roberto Mancini has been sacked as City coach (BBC Sport).

That the sacking took place a year to the day that Sergio Aguero sealed City’s first ever Premier League title in dramatic fashion is ironic. That it happened at all is a reflection of this team's unfulfilled potential.

Appointed in December 2009, Mancini has taken City to new heights during his tenure at Eastlands, while his success led to a new contract as recently as July 2012, not even a year before his dismissal.

What does the Premier League’s latest managerial change entail?

Here are 10 things Roberto Mancini’s sacking means for Manchester City—and it is not all doom and gloom.

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