When Manchester City first appointed Roberto Mancini as manager, they were well outside the top four of the English Premier League. In about half a season, Mancini managed to get the team into the top four, into the all-important Champion League.
In his first full season in charge, Man City won the English Premier League. In his second full season in charge, they got second in the English Premier League. 2 seasons, he got first and second, and now he’s fired as manager of Man City.
If there’s any doubt that Man City will never reach the lofty heights of Manchester United, Roberto Mancini’s firing as manager has laid that to rest. Sir Alex Ferguson was at Man Utd for 26 seasons and even he did not first or second every year. Mancini got 1 and 2, and he still somehow got canned!
It just shows that with their current owner, even success does not give you a job at the club. If I'm Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini, I should think twice before picking up the job.