AS Monaco are moving for sacked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

The Daily Star Sunday says Mancini, sacked by Man City last week, is tipped to replace Claudio Ranieri as Monaco manager.

The Italian paid for a full-page advert in the Manchester Evening News yesterday to thank City's fans for their backing.

In a smart PR move, the Italian said: "Manchester City supporters - three unforgettable years. You will always be in my heart. Ciao, Roberto Mancini."