Mancini: Possible Saudi Arabia offer has ‘nothing to do’ with Italy exit

Mancini: Possible Saudi Arabia offer has 'nothing to do' with Italy exit
Mancini: Possible Saudi Arabia offer has 'nothing to do' with Italy exit

Roberto Mancini insists that a potential move to the Saudi Arabia national team is not the reason for his sudden and highly criticised decision to quit Italy.

Mancini resigned on Sunday with less than a month until European champions Italy recommence their bid to qualify for Euro 2024 and has reportedly been offered 25 million euros to coach the Gulf nation.

But in interviews with four Italian newspapers all published on Tuesday he says he has made no decision about his future.

“I’m a football manager and when I receive an offer that I like I will accept it. But that’s not why I quit the national team,” said Mancini to Corriere Dello Sport.

“Italy was always the number one for me. After many years I’ve received plenty of offers which I will look at in the coming weeks but right now there is nothing solid.

“I’m a manager and I can’t just stop… but Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with it.”

Mancini had a mixed time in his five years

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