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Platt leaves Manchester City after Mancini sacking

Published on May 15, 2013 6:17 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has left the club just a day after Roberto Mancini was sacked, the English Premier League side announced on Tuesday.

Italian manager Mancini was sacked on Monday after a trophy-less season for City was confirmed by their shock FA Cup Final loss to Wigan.

That Wembley defeat followed City's surrender of the Premier League title to local rivals Manchester United.

Former England midfielder Platt was offered the chance to stay at City, a club he joined in 2010, but instead decided to leave.

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