"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.
"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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