Instead of a red carpet, it’s a case of blue tarmac as a City-coloured road named after the legendary football club is planned in Moss Side.
The news comes just days after legions of fans flocked to Manchester to salute Mancini's heroes in a historic victory parade. Around 100,000 thousand people joined the giant party after Manchester City took the Premier League title in heart-stopping style.
The soon-to-be blue road, which was named Blue Moon Way after a competition for local school children, flanks a new housing development, and passes Divine Mercy Primary School before connecting with Yew Tree Road in Moss Side.
The Maine Place residential development is situated on the former Manchester City Maine Road football stadium and will ultimately have more than 300 energy-efficient houses and apartments.
Part of the planned range includes a range of properties named after former City greats like Coleman, Allison, Goater and Rosler.
The properties have been developed by Liverpool based Prospect (GB), working with Manchester City Council.
Wayne Hale, aged 52, is the contracts manager for Prospect GB Limited, and has also been City fan since he could walk. He says: "I've been a Blue since I was a boy and standing on Blue Moon Way brings back cherished memories for me - I can see the alleyways I used to cut through to the back of the City ground.
"This blue-coloured road is a way of marking the heritage of the area and recognising that the Maine Road stadium will never be forgotten. A lot of people come here and feel nostalgic about the as they remember the old days. I think the blue road will become a toursist attraction in its own right - especially after the League win."
Mike Summerbee, Manchester City FC Club Ambassador and former player, said: "Maine Road remains a tremendously special part of the city to all Manchester City fans. You can feel the emotion whenever you drive to that part of the city and I think this is a wonderful idea to help recognise the site of the old stadium. I'm sure it will help supporters to relive their memories of the amazing times we had at Maine Road."
In 2008 Manchester City Council identified new housing as a regeneration priority for Moss Side to meet the needs and aspirations of existing and would-be residents. Currently Moss Side has around 70% terraced housing, which had made it difficult for residents to move into bigger, family homes.
Houses are on sale now at Maine Place. Prices start at £70,000 for a one-bedroomed apartment and £137,000 for a three-bedroom house.
The blue tarmac will go down on Blue Moon Way at the completion of the housing development.
Call 0161 232 7563 for more information about Maine Place.