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Jul 11, 2012

Toure delighted with Mancini deal

Yaya Toure has welcomed the news that Roberto Mancini has signed a new contract with Premier League champions Manchester City.

• Mancini signs new City contract

Mancini had recently been linked with the vacant managerial position at Russia before putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal with City on Monday.

Toure, who signed for City from Barcelona in 2010 for £24 million, is delighted by the announcement and believes continuity at the club should aid their quest for prolonged glory.

The Ivory Coast international told the club's official website: "I was very happy to hear the news that our manager has signed a new five-year deal.

"It is important for this club to have stability at all levels, especially after we have just won the title and the FA Cup the season before.

"It means there will be no changes or disruption to what has proved a winning formula and for the long term, that can only be good for Manchester City.

"Now the manager can continue to build this club and plan for the future - let's not forget Sir Alex Ferguson has been at Manchester United for 25 years and they haven't done too badly over the years."

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