The Telegraph is reporting that AS Roma are prepared to offer Roberto Mancini a path away from Manchester City this summer with a £4.5 million-a-year contract to bring the Italian back to Serie A this summer.
There has been growing speculation that Mancini will be fired this season, even if City finish second in the Premier League and win the FA Cup.
Despite Mancini claiming that ‘over the last 15 months, I am the best manager in England,’ there has been no public backing of support from City chief executive Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain.
Mancini, who travelled to Genoa last week to watch Roma against Sampdoria, is said to be the front-runner for the Roma job following the sacking of Zdenek Zeman earlier this month.
Roma’s American owners have tasked general manager Franco Baldini with the task of recruiting a high-profile coach this summer to spark a ‘renaissance’ at the Olympic Stadium and and Mancini is the favoured option ahead of Carlo Ancelotti, whose position as Paris St Germain manager has been undermined by reports linking Jose Mourinho with a move from Real Madrid.
Although Mancini played and managed Roma’s city rivals Lazio, it is understood that Roma are unconcerned by this as they feel that Mancini will be the best manager available this summer.