Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has hailed Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini as one of the best in the game.

"Roberto is a born Coach," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He lives football and I'm not surprised that he has become No 1. I knew he would be a great tactician when he was one of my players.

"Inter win and they excite. They have the Scudetto in their hands and this time they will go a lot further in the Champions League as well. I'm hoping for an Inter-Arsenal Final as it would be a true spectacle."