I insulted him by all names, his children – Nasri opens up on rift with Mancini

Former Manchester City winger, Samir Nasri, has opened up on his rift with the club’s former manager, Roberto Mancini.

Nasri revealed he once ripped into Mancini and ‘insulted him by all names, even his children, during an explosive dispute between the pair at Man City.

Mancini signed Nasri for Man City from Arsenal in the summer of 2011.

“In the first half, he kept talking to me. I told him to stop. If you are not happy, you take me out,” Nasri told Canal +.

“I get ready to go out at half-time. In the dressing room, I take off my shoes and tell Yaya Toure, who is sitting next to me, that if he speaks badly to me, I’ll throw my boots at him because the coach used to disrespect and speak badly to players.

“I insulted him by all names. Even his children who sometimes came to play in the reserves or who trained with us.

“I left for Paris the next day. Two days later, I was on the bench against Manchester United. The president came from Abu-Dhabi to see us and told Mancini that if I was fit, we would win.

“I returned to the team, and we made up in a private plane that he paid for with me because I had to return from Paris.”

Nasri enjoyed great success at Man City, scoring 27 goals and registering 40 assists in 176 appearances while winning two Premier League titles.

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