Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed talk that he was set to become the Monaco boss at the end of last season, reacting angrily to questioning at his most recent press conference.

The Italian was keen to focus on the present rather than focusing on events that may have happened in the past.

Mancini had not previously denied reports linking him with the Ligue 2 club saying he was “close to seven or eight teams”.

That remark had been interpreted in a various amount of ways following the strange admission from the 47 year old.

He gave no indication as to whether the comment was serious, or made in jest, and he was asked to further clarify in Monday’s press conference.

However, the former Inter Milan boss did not welcome the questioning seeing it as highly unnecessary.

Mancini told Sky Sports “I don’t understand why you continue to ask me (about) last year, last month. This is finished.

“Why? Why, for which reason? Why do you continue to ask me, ‘Last year you had a chance to go’?

“I stay here because my work is here. I worked for two years. I built with the chairman and the owner, this team. We won three trophies in two years. For 50 years we didn’t win. Never.”

City are looking to resurrect their Champions League campaign tomorrow, when they take on Ajax at the Etihad stadium, knowing that only 3 points will ensure that they survive in the competition for the next round of games.

 

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