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Ex-Man City boss Mancini keen on Italy job

Former Manchester City and Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini is keen on the Italy job. Mancini is a candidate to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Azzurri manager.

"To see that Azzurri fans want me as coach makes me proud," Mancini said in an interview to Corriere dello Sport. "It means that I have worked well and I have also left something good in terms of playing style and image.

"However, it is just rumours and I have not heard from anyone.

"It's nice to be among the candidates, as a good nationalist, in the sense that I am proud of my roots when I am abroad.

"Even at Manchester City I was happy to put the Italian brand on the Premier League.

"To get achievements abroad appeals to everyone, we have many coaches who have achieved success both in Serie A and elsewhere.

"I repeat that I would love to coach at national level.

"I think it is part of the aims of being a coach."

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