Wednesday June 25 2014
Mancini to reject Italy job?

Roberto Mancini is the favourite to replace Cesare Prandelli, but it’s reported he’ll turn down the Italy bench.

The tactician is a free agent after quitting Galatasaray in protest at their change of transfer strategy, complaining they did not have the same ambitions as when he first arrived earlier this season.

A former Inter, Fiorentina and Manchester City manager, Mancio is the hot favourite to replace Prandelli after the World Cup elimination.

However, there are reports emerging that Mancini is unconvinced by the idea of taking over the Nazionale and would prefer to wait for a club offer.

In that case, recently-fired Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri would move into pole position with Luciano Spalletti another option.

There is a small possibility that Francesco Guidolin could be given the job, but he only retired as Coach of Udinese last month because he was suffering from the stress of the work.

He is still at the Stadio Friuli, acting as a technical supervisor over the three clubs owned by the Pozzo family: Udinese, Granada and Watford.