Former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini admitted he’s sad to hear Sergio Agüero will retire from football due to a heart condition. ‘I’m sorry he has to leave football so soon’.
Agüero moved to Barcelona ahead of the new campaign, as he switched from Manchester City as a free agent.
But the 33-year-old experienced chest problems and breathing difficulties during a match against Alaves in October.
He was later ruled out for three months and is now expected to make a statement on Wednesday.
Mancini, who won Manchester City’s first Premier League title in 2011-12, had a decisive Agüero in the squad at the Etihad Stadium.
Aguero left Manchester City as the club’s leading goalscorer after his contract expired in June and the former Argentina international leaves football after scoring 41 goals in 101 games with the Albiceleste.
“I’m very sorry, I wish him the best of things,” Mancini said at the Gran Gala Gazzetta Awards, reported by TMW. “I’m so sorry to see him leaving so soon.
“I wanted him at City, he’s the foreigner with the highest goal average in England. I’m sorry he has to leave football so soon.”
Mancini coached Manchester City from December 2009 until May 2013, and Agüero arrived in July 2011.