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Roberto Mancini distances himself from England managerial talk

Roberto Mancini insists that he has no intention of returning to English football, ruling himself out of the vacant Three Lions job.

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has once again reiterated that he does not intend to take on the vacant England managerial position.

Football Association chiefs are on the lookout for a new boss following the sacking of Sam Allardyce last month in the wake of an undercover newspaper sting, coming just one game into his Wembley reign.

Gareth Southgate has since taken up the role on a temporary basis until the end of the year, with one eye on potentially succeeding Allardyce for the long term, but others have also been heavily linked with the position.

Mancini is among those to have shown a reported interest, having been pictured at Wembley for the 2-0 win over Malta recently, though he does not have any plans to return to English soil.

"No, I don't think so. I think you should never go back where you did well, because you can only do worse," he told Sky Italia. "It is impossible to do better.

"As for Inter Milan, I went back because they convinced me and I believed in a project on a long-term basis - and because of the affection I feel for Inter Milan. I thought it could be the right choice because of what the club had given me in the previous years. This was the reason for my return."

Mancini, sacked by Inter in August, spent four years at Man City where he won the Premier League and FA Cup.

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