Roberto Mancini is touting himself for the Real Madrid job.
Despite Real president Florentino Perez and his No2 Miguel Pardeza both giving Manuel Pellegrini their public support, former Inter Milan coach Mancini is convinced he can land the post.
El Pais says Mancini has kicked off a charm campaign, which includes speaking to Spanish journalists to push his credentials.
"I'm the best coach that Real Madrid could have, among other things, my initials are RM!" says Mancini.