Scott Sinclair slams City over treatment
On loan winger Scott Sinclair has spoken negatively of his time at Manchester City and stated that manager Roberto Mancini could not even provide a valid reason as to why he signed him, The Express reports.
The 24-year-old has had a turbulent year at the Manchester based club and a move to The Baggies is a welcome relief to the player who intends to make the move permanent.
After securing a £6 million transfer from Swansea he made just three starts under the Italian, who was shown the door at the end of the season.
Sinclair acknowledged that he has “had his differences” with Mancini, whose eccentric managerial style led to uneasiness in the dressing room, and that he made up his mind to leave even before Manuel Pellegrini took over the reigns of the club.
“Manchester City have some world-class players and it was frustrating not to get the chance to show the City fans what I’m all about.
“My mind was made up when the new manager came in, I was always going to get out and play.”
Sinclair turned down suggestions that his relationship with Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan may have had a role to play in his failure.
“I don’t think Mancini was bothered about my personal life, he just wanted results.”
Sinclair thinks that he has a better chance of making the cut for Roy Hodgson’s England squad at the Hawthorns than at the Etihad.
He said: “I want to kick-start my career. This isn’t a comedown for me, I’d rather play for Albion every week than be on City’s bench.
“The World Cup is coming up, the manager is putting new names in, so if I’m playing regularly, then why not me?”