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Jul 31, 2011

Vieira urges City fans to trust Mancini

Former Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira thinks that Roberto Mancini is the perfect man to deal with the issues surrounding the future of Carlos Tevez.

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Vieira, now a part of the club's youth development staff, claims that Mancini has the man-management skills to lead the club to greatness and says he will always put City ahead of the egos of some of his star players.

"What I respect most about Mancini is that he isn't afraid to make the big decisions,'' Vieira told The Daily Mirror. "Remember last summer when he allowed Craig Bellamy to join Cardiff - even though he knew this was a player the fans loved.

"This time he is having to manage a difficult situation with Carlos Tevez. But having to take these big decisions will not worry him. Whether he makes the right choice or the wrong choice, Mancini is someone who is brave to make a decision and move on. He always looks at the big picture.

"Whether Carlos stays or leaves, the only thing Mancini will be thinking about is what is right for the team so that he can win more silverware. It takes time for fans to trust a manager, but winning the FA Cup and finishing third will make the fans believe in Roberto.

"He will not worry one bit about what other people think. He can be ruthless with players - but great managers like [Sir Alex] Ferguson, [Arsene] Wenger and [Jose] Mourinho all have that gift."

Vieira has also said that Mancini can cope with the pressure of needing to win trophies at the club and says he has the self-belief to succeed.

"There were a lot of things said about the manager last season, about what would happen to him if he wasn't successful,'' he added. ''If anything, the pressure will be even more this season because the expectations will grow.

"But I don't think pressure is something that Mancini worries about because he has worked under pressure all his life. No-one will put Roberto under more pressure than he does himself. He doesn't just want to win, he expects to win. That is his mentality.

"He was happy to win the FA Cup for City, but he will want that to be the start. Mancini didn't come to England just to win the Cup. He came here to win the league. He wants to win the Champions League for Manchester City.

"If he didn't believe that the club was in a position to let him achieve his ambitions then he wouldn't have come here. Being faced by Ferguson and Wenger won't worry him. Sure, those men are managers he respects, but he has a belief that he can beat them."

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