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While some people around the club were happy to see Mancini go, the press were not, as a juicy story was often around the corner while the Italian was in the job.
A lot of the media who reported on City regularly liked Mancini, and having met him myself a few times, I can say I always found him good to deal with, but the good thing about Pellegrini is that he will offer something new in the way of how he goes about his huge task.
His command of English is excellent enough for him to already look askance at some of the bland offerings he has to field at the largely anodyne pre-match press conferences that provide the media with mileage toward the end of a week.
Crucially for the club, he does not look like the type to provide the media with ammunition. The high-ups at the Etihad Stadium want the club to make the right headlines for their football stories and nothing else after Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez, and Pellegrini's methods—if they work, it is early days yet—will help them do that.