Man City’s Yaya Toure thrilled to see Roberto Mancini sign new deal

Yaya Toure believes Roberto Mancini's five-year deal at Manchester City will give the Premier League champions stability

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Yaya Toure scored eight goals in 32 Premier League appearances Photo: Puma

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Yaya Toure has hailed Roberto Mancini’s decision to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester City after the Italian led the Eastlands outfit to their first Premier League title last season.

The 47-year-old replaced Mark Hughes at the Etihad Stadium in December 2009 and the former Internazionale manager masterminded City’s FA Cup triumph in his first full season in charge, before guiding the club to their first top-flight crown since 1968 in May.

Mancini signed Toure from Barcelona for a reported £24m fee in July 2010, and the Ivory Coast international, who has become an instrumental member of City’s squad, is delighted to see his manager commit to the club.

“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,” Toure told the club’s website.

“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.”

The former Monaco midfielder also reiterated his desire to stay at City and help the club win more silverware after he scored eight goals in 32 appearances in their successful league campaign.

“On a personal level, I’m very happy because I want to win many more trophies with City and the manager has the same mentality as I do – he wants to win everything with this club and so do I,” he added.

“Of course, it’s not only me – we have a whole squad who are hungry for more success and we are pulling in the same direction.”

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