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Splashing out hundreds of millions of dollars perhaps gives you the right to get a little impatient. So it was with clinical finality that Manchester City's Arab ownership group called time on Mark Hughes' reign on Saturday.
Within hours of Hughes' dismissal, former Inter Milan chief Roberto Mancini had become the latest man to be handed the keys to unlimited transfer wealth (despite a player protest complaining at the speed with which Hughes had been dumped). Mancini takes over what is either managerial paradise or a poisoned chalice, depending on who you listen to.
A bottomless pit of fiscal resources with which to replenish the squad will be made available the instant the transfer window reopens, and Mancini will arrive in Manchester already armed with a healthy list of targets. Yet there are caveats attached to the lucre, as Hughes found out to his cost.
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