Roberto Mancini: 'Italy job would be honour'

Galatasaray head coach Roberto Mancini on the touchline against Chelsea during his team's Champions League match on February 26, 2014
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Roberto Mancini says that it would be a privilege to be appointed the new head coach of Italy.

Roberto Mancini has stated that he would be privileged to become the new head coach of Italy.

The 49-year-old left Galatasaray at the end of the season after just nine months in charge, despite guiding the club to a second-place finish in the Super Lig.

Cesare Prandelli resigned as Italy coach following their group-stage exit from the World Cup in Brazil, which has led to reports suggesting that Mancini will replace him.

"Italy would be an honour for me," Mancini told Corriere dello Sport.

"No-one called me but I would be proud. [The] FIGC (Italian Football Association) need serious and competent men."

Prandelli was appointed as Mancini's successor at Galatasaray on Monday.

Italy's coach Cesare Prandelli gestures to his players from the sidelines during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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