Former Manchester City boss Mancini admits PSG move “is possible”

Roberto Mancini

The Italian responded to reports suggesting that he could replace Laurent Blanc at Paris Saint-Germain, with the Ligue 1 side struggling for form.

Roberto Mancini has admitted that his next managerial job could come in France, amid speculation linking the Italian with reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG have made an indifferent start to their current domestic campaign and sit third in the league standings, some seven points off runaway leaders Marseille.

And despite guiding the team to an impressive 3-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League, the Parisiens’ current manager Laurent Blanc is under increasing pressure to improve his side’s league form following another summer of big spending at the Dubai-backed club.

Some reports have even claimed that Mancini, who was most recently in charge at Galatasaray, could step-in if results do not improve for the Frenchman.

Speaking at an event in Qatar this week, the Italian moved to back Blanc while also seemingly refusing to rule out a move into the top job at PSG.

“I think there is a good coach there,” he said. “[Blanc] runs PSG well and he won the French league last year.”

He then added, cryptically: “I know nothing more. Maybe I will coach in France – or somewhere else. Everything is possible in football.”

A popular figure among Manchester City fans, the 49-year-old helped the Sky Blues win the FA Cup in 2011 and the club’s first Premier League title a year later.

He left Gala only a year into a three-year deal with the Turkish club, after failing to win the league title and exiting the Champions League to Chelsea at the last-16 stage.

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