Mancini isn't exactly cold-tempered either, there's something about that stereotype of hot-blooded Italians that they can live up to from time to time. I know Balotelli is Italian but with him I just think its too much talent and not enough brains.
The upshot is one or both of them will be gone from City this year. Mario probably will be gone this month. Apparently Berlusconi has mentioned from time to time he would like him at AC Milan, but I just can't see it as Balotelli has a massive wages bill and Milan have just spent the last while drastically pruning over inflated wages at their club.
If I had a crystal ball I wouldn't mind betting Balotelli will be washed up as a major footballer within 5 years time: talent can only get you so far if you are complete and utter nutter.
My bet is he'll be dead within 5 years. Either dumb death like playing Wii in his Ferrari going 200 km/h or suicide.
I just wikied some of the stuff he's done - setting of firecrackers in his house, making his backyard into a racetrack for quad bikes etc, succession of red cards. Morinho said he was unmanageable, no wonder Mancini is at the end of his tether with him.