AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has backed Roberto Mancini for the Italy job.

The former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss is available after leaving Galatasaray.

Maldini is quoted by the @Milanello Twitter account: "Mancini has the right personality to coach Italy. He knows the national team and I think that he wants to coach them."

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