Mancini had a touchline row with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert during City's 4-2 League Cup third round defeat at Eastlands on Tuesday. -Photo by AP

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes he is being treated unfairly by his Premier League counterparts.

Mancini had a touchline row with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert during City's 4-2 League Cup third round defeat at Eastlands on Tuesday in the latest of a long line of managerial disagreements involving the City chief.

The Italian has rowed with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Everton's David Moyes, Stoke manager Tony Pulis and QPR boss Mark Hughes.

His argument with Lambert came after he remonstrated with fourth official Martin Atkinson when Joe Bennett fouled Gareth Barry.

And the former Inter Milan coach thinks that other managers treat him differently but can not explain why.

“I am tired of this manager because I didn't say anything to him,” Mancini said. “I asked the fourth official if it was a yellow card without moving my hands.

“Some managers go to bigger stadiums and they don't say anything. I am tired of this, very tired.

“I am tired of their behaviour and it's better that some managers shut up because I didn't speak with this manager. I asked the fourth official if it was a yellow card and I thought the referee had left his yellow cards in the dressing room.

“Every time that I say something they complain. I didn't say anything but after when they go for example Old Trafford they never say anything.

“I don't know why. I am Italian but I don't know the reason. I didn't say anything to him, only with the fourth official.”

Mancini's team have only won twice in their seven matches, which has seen them concede 14 goals.

Updated Sep 26, 2012 01:06pm

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Khan Usafzai
Sep 27, 2012 10:22pm
Best of luck Mancini .....you guts are much higher then English manager's ....they can deliver so make excuses ....