Last Updated: Sat, 25 May 2013 14:30
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott admits that he is keen to move on from the shock sacking of former boss Roberto Mancini.
Lescott struggled to hold down a regular spot under the Italian manager in the City side this season, but he is looking to earn his place back next term.
Mancini was given his marching orders by the Etihad stadium club prior to the end of the campaign after failing to repeat the success of 2011-12 when he led the team to Premier League glory.
England international Lescott believes that the side is strong enough to bounce back under new management, with former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini the hot favourite to be given the role.
Lescott said: "It's been a difficult for everyone but it is important as a player you understand that no matter what happens you need to keep striving to improve every games. We'll continue to do that.
"The decision has been made by the club and we have to respect that as players. We play for Man City. They have seen fit to part ways with Roberto and we have just got to get ourselves right for the new manager."
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