Roberto Mancini is being linked with Notts County.

The Daily Mail says Italian legend Mancini is a former colleague of Sven Goran Eriksson at Lazio and has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan last year.

Ian McParland has been told by executive chairman Peter Trembling his job is under threat and the manager knows his side must beat Port Vale today and Lincoln City on Tuesday with the free-spending East Midlands club already trailing leaders Bournemouth by eight points.