Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Platt follows Mancini out of City

David Platt has left Manchester City

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has left the club just a day after Roberto Mancini was sacked.

Mancini paid the price for a poor season which saw the club beaten by Wigan in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley after surrendering the Barclays Premier League title to arch-rivals Manchester United.

Platt was offered the chance to stay on at the club which he joined in 2010 but decided to join Mancini in leaving.

The club released a statement which read: "With regret Manchester City announce that David Platt has this afternoon left his role as Assistant Manager at the Club.

"David was offered the opportunity to continue his work with us but has declined the invitation. He has decided to leave his role with his close friend Roberto Mancini.

"David has made a significant contribution to the Club's success since joining in 2010 and we wish him well with his career wherever that now takes him."

Platt was part of Mancini's backroom staff at the club, winning the FA Cup and then last season pipping United to the Premier League title on the final day.