Roberto Mancini is keen on Rafa Benitez's job at Liverpool.

The Daily Mail says the Italian has been linked to dozens of vacancies since being given the shove by Inter Milan in May 2008.

But Mancini had refused to settle his £5.5million a year contract with the Italians - until now.

The 44-year-old has been linked with Benitez's job at Anfield, as well as Real Madrid, where Chilean Manuel Pellegrini is under huge pressure despite leading the club to within a point of the top of La Liga.

And Mancini has chosen now to put himself on the job market.