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Roberto Mancini admits Italy job could tempt him away from Manchester City

13 Jan 2010 14:41:49

Roberto Mancini admits Italy job could tempt him away from Manchester City

Four in a row: Mancini has a 100 per cent record Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has vowed to win all he can with the Eastlands outfit - then return to Italy to coach the national team. Mancini, 45, has been an instant success winning four matches on the trot since arriving in the Premier League and joining a host of other England-based Italian managers. In an interview with Corriere dello Sport he insisted he was 'working round the clock' for City but added he would eventually like to coach the Italy team or any national team. Mancini, who won three serie A titles with Inter Milan, said: 'I have just arrived in Manchester and the fans are incredible, the players are strong and the club well organised. 'I have signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and I have a duty to win as I did at Florence, Rome and Milan. 'I am living the Premier League without thinking of anything else.' However when asked what club could tempt him away Mancini said: 'What may be impossible today, tomorrow may happen, maybe Inter, Milan, Juventus, Lazio or Roma but who knows. 'At the moment I'm not thinking about it. One day I will - and I would like to coach the (Italian) national team or maybe any national team but for the time being there is only City.' Star man: Carlos Tevez scored three in the 4-1 win over Blackburn on Monday Mancini, is currently living in a hotel in the city and his wife Federica, will join him with their youngest child Camilla, in the summer while his two sons Filippo and Andrea will stay in Italy where they are footballers. Speaking of his immediate impact at Eastlands he added: 'I can't believe it. It's been great to win straight away and so often. The win against Blackburn was special and I dedicated it to may father as it was his birthday.' Mancini added that he was prepared to give star striker Emmanuel Adebayor time to recover after his Togo team bus was shot at as they arrived for the Africa Cup of Nations, which they later pulled out of. Tragedy: Adebayor will be given time He said: 'There is no rush - he has lived through a terrible tragedy, can you imagine the shock of being involved in a terrorist attack, shooting at your bus with some of your closest friends. 'He needs time, the first thing is he is a man and he was very upset.' Mancini also revealed how he was trying to change City's culinary habits and said: 'I found myself in a very different world and I am trying to adapt without changing the rules. 'Let me give you an example. Food before a match, I will sort that out calmly for example you need chicken, pizza, carbohydrates, even a glass of wine but that's not on the table.' Mancini also added: 'The objective is fourth place and the Champions League. I have heard from {Chelsea boss) Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo (West Brom) and Gianfranco Zola (West Ham) - they were all very kind. I haven't heard from (Fabio) Capello (England coach).'  Mancini battles to bring Real Madrid's Fernando Gago to Manchester CityManchester United FEAR mega-rich neighbours City and Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement- Glazers' concerns for club's future revealedCarlos Tevez is action man: Argentina forward back to his best at CityWishful thinking by Adebayor? City hitman pictured wearing Arsenal kit Man City 4 Blackburn 1: Don't look now, Sir Alex - sublime Tevez hits threeMANCHESTER CITY FC


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