Report claims Roberto Mancini wanted £15m as salary to join West Ham

A general view from outside the stadium as poppies are shown on screen prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on November 4, 2017 in...

West Ham United reportedly looked at former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini before appointing David Moyes.

FC Internazionale Milano head coach Roberto Mancini looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Empoli FC  at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 7, 2016 in Milan,...

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wanted as much as £15 million as yearly salary in order to become the new West Ham United manager, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Zenit Saint Petersburg boss is open to returning to manage in the Premier League if he is given £15m as salary.

“Not only that Mancini is requesting ten private jet flights to Italy AND 52 business class flights back home each season,” adds the report in The Sun.

Zenit St Petersburg's coach Roberto Mancini looks on  during  the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between FK Vardar and Zenit Saint-Petersburg at the Filip II Arena in Skopje on...

According to The Sun, the West Ham board refused to meet Mancini’s demands and subsequently appointed David Moyes as their manager.

Mancini is a very good manager who is a serial winner. The Italian won Serie A and Coppa Italia with Sampdoria and Lazio as a player on multiple occasions, and the Scudetto with Inter Milan as a manager.

FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini looks on before the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 23, 2016 in Milan,...

The 52-year-old former Italy international forward also guided Manchester City to the Premier League title in 2012 and the FA Cup in 2011.

West Ham are an ambitious club and appointing someone like Mancini would have been a huge statement of intent, but the Hammers would have been made to pay what the Italian reportedly wants.

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