Sunday January 29 2017
Mancini: 'PSG? You never know'

Roberto Mancini hinted he’d be interested in the Paris Saint-Germain job, named the best players he ever worked with and advised Mario Balotelli.

The former Inter Coach is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with the club by mutual consent just two weeks before the Serie A season started.

“For now I am on vacation and waiting for something good next season,” Mancio told Telefoot.

“Would I be the Coach of PSG? There has been no contact and I was still on the Inter bench when these rumours started emerging. Anything is possible in football, as Paris is a beautiful city and this sport is unpredictable.

“PSG are a great side, a big club with huge champions. Their latest signings, Julian Draxler and Goncalo Guedes, are both very talented.”

Mancini was asked who were the most talented players he had ever worked with.

“I’d say Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. It’s tough to choose, though. Zlatan is a player who can still make the difference now at Manchester United, so Paris Saint-Germain lost out when he left.

“Having said that, they’ve got Edinson Cavani, who I think is fantastic. I had wanted him at Inter, in fact.”

Mancini also worked with Balotelli, who is currently starring in Ligue 1 with OGC Nice.

SuperMario got into controversy last week when Bastia fans aimed racist abuse at him and he reacted angrily.

“In Italy and England it happened too many times,” noted Mancini. “The fans try to wind up the players and Mario has got to be more careful so he avoids getting wound up.

“He is 25 years old and has enormous qualities, but must understand that life goes by quickly and football moves even faster.

“I have a strong bond with him. He played the last six Serie A games we won with Inter.”