Could Mancini be next AC Milan boss?

Roberto Mancini

Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out the possibility of taking over the reins at AC Milan if Clarence Seedorf is sacked.

The pressure continues to grow on AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf and Roberto Mancini is being suggested as a potential replacement.

Seedorf was brought in to steady the ship after a terrible start to the season under Massimiliano Allegri, but he has struggled to make any impression.

With the Rossoneri now out of the Champions League and floundering in mid-table, there were reports that Seedorf had been given two games to save his job prior to yesterday's clash with Lazio.

A 1-1 draw leaves Seedorf's position unclear as Milan prepare for a tough test away to Fiorentina and the Dutchman's days could be numbered.

In an interview for Fox Sports, journalists asked current Galatasaray boss and ex-Inter coach Mancini whether he would consider taking over at Milan and he seemed open to the suggestion.

"You never know in life, why not?" Mancini said. "I'm a coach and in that world anything can happen. It's not just up to me."

However, a return to Inter looks less likely if Mancini is to be believed.

"I think that would be very difficult. A lot has changed," he asserted. "It doesn't make much sense to talk about that now."

In conclusion, Mancini was asked about Milan striking enigma Mario Balotelli, whose future is in doubt.

"Mario is a great attacker but he has to try and get back to who he was a few months ago," he said.

"Time is passing and it won't wait for him - he can't miss these opportunities. He has such great quality but whether or not he explodes depends on him."

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