Man City boss Mancini feels he is long-term option

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is confident of his long-term status at Eastlands.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is confident of his long-term status at Eastlands.

While Mancini may be happy being back in Italy and united with his family once more, he has no desire to work in Serie A at the moment and cannot wait for the new Premier League campaign to begin in August.

"I have always felt confident this would be a long-term project," said Mancini. "It is a huge job and a fantastic job because the Premier League is fantastic. It is so different compared to Italy.

"I am sorry about that because I am Italian and I love Italian football.

"But all the stadiums in Italy are empty. This is no good for football. Here, all the stadiums are full."