“Grazie Mancini”: 700 Man City fans return the favour and place thank-you ad in Gazzetta

Over 700 Manchester City supporters clubbed together via social media to pay for a £7,000 advert in an Italian newspaper to thank the club’s former manager Roberto Mancini.

The ad came in response to a similar advert in the Manchester Evening News, which Mancini paid for out of his own pocket, to thank the club’s fans for their support during his three years with the club.

The fans’ tribute, which ran in today’s edition of Gazzetta, read: “Per sempre uno di noi'” translated as “Always one of us”

A line underneath read in English: “Once a blue, always a blue.”

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