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As Roberto Mancini takes charge of Manchester City for his first game following the dismissal of Mark Hughes, there remains a bitter aftertaste in the way a British manager has been ousted in favour of a foreign import.

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Everton, Steve Bruce spoke about his counterpart David Moyes and the British management in general. His thoughts seem to be in reaction to the developments at Manchester City.

"I rate David Moyes very, very highly—right up there with Martin O'Neill and, of course, Sir Alex [Ferguson] himself in terms of the best of British managers,” he told Chronicle Live.

"I don't think there's anyone who could do a much better job than he has done, and were we not going through an era where Premier League clubs seem to look abroad, rather than go for the best of homegrown managers, he might have been more successful more quickly.

"Will a manager from somewhere like Preston be given a chance at a big Premier League club in the future? It disappoints me that all the big jobs seem to be going to foreign coaches,"  

"Everton are such a big club it also tends to get a bit overlooked that since taking over he...

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