Mancini says he's ready to return to coaching and would welcome the chance to succeed Marcello Lippi.
Mancini said: “If I were in charge then I would call Antonio Cassano. He is a phenomenon and only does his ‘cassanate’ because he is world class, but evidently Marcello Lippi doesn’t call him because he doesn’t like him as a player.
“I also think Mario Balotelli would be useful for the Nazionale. He’s not a bad lad and I hope he’ll become like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”