Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini lays into Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert
Last Updated: September 26, 2012 1:29pm
Roberto Mancini: Unhappy with a number of top-flight managers
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hit out at opposition managers after an angry exchange of words with Aston Villa's Paul Lambert on Tuesday.
The Italian was involved in a touchline row during their 4-2 Capital One Cup home defeat after complaining to the fourth official about a tackle by Joe Bennett on Gareth Barry.
"I am tired with these managers," Mancini said. "I didn't say nothing to Lambert. There are some managers it is better to shut up.
"I am tired with these managers. I didn't say nothing to Lambert. There are some managers it is better to shut up."
"I asked only if there was a yellow card - without moving my hands - with the fourth official and he comes over to me.
"I didn't speak with him. I asked the fourth official if it was a yellow card because I thought the referee had forgotten his yellow cards in the dressing room.
"I don't know what is the reason. I can understand if I was talking to him but I didn't say nothing.
"Sometimes these managers go to the big stadiums and the other manager says everything and they say nothing.
"When they go to Old Trafford, they say nothing. When other managers talk about the referee they always sit on the bench. I don't like this type of behaviour."
Lambert added: "If that's what he said then fine. I respect him as a manager and an ex-player. It wasn't really a spat. It was nothing."