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The statement is short and to the point:

With regret Manchester City announce that David Platt has this afternoon left his role as Assistant Manager at the Club.

David was offered the opportunity to continue his work with us but has declined the invitation. He has decided to leave his role with his close friend Roberto Mancini.

I’d like to think it the announcement of Roberto Mancini’s resignation went down something like this with the backroom coaching staff: