Roberto Mancini claims he has been offered the chance to manage Sunderland.
The 44-year-old former Italy forward was sacked by Inter Milan 12 months ago, despite leading the club to three successive Serie A titles.
Mancini told Sky Italia: "I am honoured to have had an offer from Sunderland Football Club. It is a fantastic opportunity."
He added: "It will be truly wonderful to lead such a prestigious and historic club in England after a year of sitting on the sidelines.
"I feel I am ready to start again with immense enthusiasm."
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