West Bromwich Albion winger Scott Sinclair has hit out at former manager Roberto Mancini following his Manchester City nightmare.
The English striker signed for City last summer for a fee of £6.2m from Swansea and only managed to feature eleven times, often being shafted to play for the reserves.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke quickly swooped for the pacey wide man after several clubs were interested in securing his signature.
Sinclair, who is only on loan at the Midlands side, spoke to Sky Sports about his relief at leaving the Etihad in search of regular football.
“It's things like that, in the backroom, when he [Mancini] said he didn't give me a chance, which he didn't.
"I even asked him, 'Why did you bring me in if you're not going to give me a chance? You've given me no game time to show what I'm about', and he couldn't really answer the question.”
The 24-year-old joined Swansea from Blackpool in 2010 and impressed with some startling performances scoring 28 goals in 82 games which was enough to persuade Mancini to make his move.
However after his torrid time in Manchester, playing just 190 minutes, Sinclair would seriously doubt whether he would join a ‘big’ club again.
“I now really hope I can settle here and have a great start from Sunday onwards, score some goals, help to win games and if I'm happy enough then hopefully I'll stay.
"I definitely would think twice about doing it [moving to another big club] at this stage of my career."