Mancini denies Juve rumours

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has definitively ruled out a return to Italy in the summer, insisting that he is focused solely on long-term success at Eastlands.

Former Internazionale head coach Mancini was recently linked with Juventus, but the Italian says that he is more than content with life in England.

He told the club's official website:"I am already planning for next season. Next season will start on July 5 when the players come back after the summer.

"For us it's more important that we finish well this season and we must concentrate 100 per cent to get fourth place, because we have six games that are very difficult.

"After that, we can think about the future – we have in our minds already some players who can be good for next season.

"In Italy it is normal in March or April for this to happen. There are three newspapers that write about football every day and they must write something on a manager's future or a player's future.

"I did give an interview, but I never said I wanted to go to Juventus. Manchester City is my club and I have a contract here for three and a half years.

"I've said that to the papers in Italy, but I don't know what they'll write."

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