Man City’s Samir Nasri feels ‘sad’ about Roberto Mancini sacking

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admits he feels "sad" about Roberto Mancini's sacking

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Samir Nasri sealed a £25m move to Manchester City in 2011 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Samir Nasri has admitted he feels “sad” about Manchester City’s decision to sack Roberto Mancini.

The Italian’s contract was terminated on Monday night after the club failed to defend their Premier League crown and suffered a 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.

Mancini, who signed Nasri in a £25m deal from Arsenal in 2011, claimed that he felt like “punching” the under-performing French playmaker earlier this season.

But despite the apparently frosty relationship between the pair, Nasri was disappointed to see the 48-year-old shown the exit door at the Eastlands outfit.

“I feel sad, but I’m professional and I know how football works,” Nasri told RMC. “I was at Marseille and had four coaches in four seasons. Changing coaches is nothing new.

“Mancini brought me to Manchester City. I don’t want to speak about his departure because I don’t know the ins and outs of the story. I don’t know who’s coming in.”

Nasri has scored 11 goals in 81 appearances for the Citizens after swapping the Emirates for the Etihad almost two years ago.

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