City boss admits speaking to 8 clubs

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

After speaking with up to eight clubs at the end of last season, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini intends to see out his five year contract.

Reports suggested that Mancini had come close to signing with French club AS Monaco as it looked like the club would lose out to Manchester United in the title race.

After the incredible turn around on the final day of the season which saw City claim the Premier League title, Mancini signed a new five year deal to remain at Eastlands.

The Italian has not denied reports linking him with the French club and insisted that there were a number of clubs that he was interested in.

“Last year I was very close with seven or eight teams but I prefer to stay here,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I have worked well here for three years. If someone thinks we didn’t do a good job – we won three trophies in two years. I am very happy we worked well.

“Now, the next three or four years will be very important for us.”

Mancini delivered the club’s first top flight trophy in 44 years after they had trailed United by eight points with just six games to go.

“I signed a contract for the next five years because I believe in this squad, because I can work with serious people like the owner and the chairman,” Mancini added.

“To work with these people is fantastic. In football it is difficult to find people who work well with the manager.

“For me it is a fantastic situation. Now, I think we have time to improve and build a team.”

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