Sunday, 14th September, 2014

Former Manchester City and Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini admits he would be interested in becoming Portugal's new coach, with working with Cristiano Ronaldo an attraction.

Portugal parted company with Paulo Bento last week following a poor start to the country's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, with a home defeat suffered to Albania.

Mancini parted ways with Galatasaray at the end of last season and is now in the market for a new job.

And taking over Portugal would be something he would be ready to consider, especially with Ronaldo in the ranks.


"Above all Portugal would be a great country to coach, but it is clear that the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo makes it extra interesting", Mancini told Portuguese daily Record.


"He is one of the best players in his generation. He can score in every game and really is a fantastic player.

"I would love to work with him", the Italian added.

Portugal's next Euro 2016 qualifier comes against Denmark next month, away in Copenhagen.

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