Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini is reportedly keen on taking the Manchester United job. This is according to English journalist Henry Winter who said that Mancini wants to become the next Manchester United manager despite his history with city rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United are almost certain to appoint a new manager in the summer to replace club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whom they sacked in November. The Ex-Manchester United striker was dismissed from his role as the Manchester United manager after a series of poor result in the league. Another former Manchester United player in Michael Carrick was named the caretaker manager when Solskjaer was sacked and he was in charge for three games in all competitions before he made way for current boss Ralf Rangnick. Carrick was an assistant to Solskjaer and he left the club once Rangnick came on board as the interim manager until the end of this season. German manager Rangnick is expected to assume a consultancy role at the club for two years at the end of the season as part of the contract signed before he assumed his current position.

Mancini is not the only manager linked with the Manchester United job ahead of this summer when Rangnick is scheduled to leave. The likes of Ajax Amsterdam boss Erik Ten Hag and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Mauricio Pochettino have also been linked. It remains to be seen if Mancini would get the job despite his previous affiliation with Manchester City. He was the Manchester City manager when they won the Premier League title for the first time at the end of the 2011/12 season as they piped Manchester United to it via goal difference.

Italy coach Mancini has had a successful time in his present job after winning the Euro 2020 tournament last summer.