Edgar Davids: 'Roberto Mancini lacks people management skills'

Davids criticises Mancini
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Edgar Davids says that Roberto Mancini lacks "people management" skills.

Dutch legend Edgar Davids believes that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini lacks "people management" skills.

The 39-year-old also notes Louis van Gaal and Marcello Lippi as two of the best managers he has played under in his career.

"Van Gaal as a trainer was one of the best - it was incredible how well he prepared for games," he told the Daily Mail. "Lippi was very, very good. He knew his team, he knew how to meld together a group and make it a team.

"[Fabio] Capello taught me so much about systems, about 4-4-2, how to pressure and squeeze a team. [Frank] Rijkaard is not a good trainer but he is a really good manager of people.

"You can see Mancini lacks people management, big time. I don't want to talk negative about somebody. I do not want to talk about Mancini as there were not so many positive things."

Davids is currently working as a player-manager of Barnet alongside Mark Robson.

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