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Fired Mancini thanks City fans in newspaper advert

Updated: May 18, 2013, 9:10 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Roberto Mancini has bid farewell to Manchester City fans by taking out a full-page ad in the local newspaper, thanking them for their support during his 3½ years in charge.

The Italian was fired by City on Monday after failing to win a major trophy this season, even though he guided the club to the Premier League title 12 months earlier.

In an ad in the Manchester Evening News featuring a picture of a waving Mancini above the three trophies won at the club, ...

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