Sacked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he has ambitions to coach a national team.

Mancini has been tipped to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach.

"I'd like that. It is tougher to be Coach of a national team, because you don't have the players all year round. I will just say this: I won't stay without a job for long. I could've started right away, but I preferred to take a break. I needed it, mentally as well as physically."