Maicon says Mancini losing cool similar to Ferguson's 'hairdryer' treatment
Manchester City full back Maicon has revealed manager Roberto Mancini losing his cool with players can be compared to rival Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's infamous 'hair dryer' treatment.
Maicon, who has just been reunited with Mancini at Manchester City after working under him at Inter Milan, said the Italian's desire for perfection, means he is always on the brink of eruption during games and explains why he has frequent touchline bust-ups with his fellow managers.
Paul Lambert became the latest boss to have a face-to-face exchange with Mancini during Aston Villa's surprise 4-2 Capital One Cup win at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
Manchester United's Ferguson, Everton's David Moyes, QPR's Mark Hughes, who was his predecessor at City, and Stoke's Tony Pulis have all had similar verbal altercations, but Maicon believes the latest spat was probably born out of frustration at City's poor performance.
"All winning coaches are the same so if he Ferguson has the hairdryer, Roberto has the same passion. All winning managers are the same and they show this passion because they really want to win and the players can feel that," the Daily Express quoted Maicon, as saying.
"Roberto is no different. He's a winning manager like the other ones, so he has the same passion. It is important. That is the way he should be, a passionate coach who demands high standards," he added.
"If he gets angry he reminds everybody of the standards required. There is a minimum requirement that is always there. The players know they have to perform at that level," he said. (ANI)
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