Mancini: No contract talks yet

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has not yet opened talks regarding a new contract, but is willing to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Mancini succeeded Mark Hughes at City in 2009, and the Italian's current deal takes him to the end of next season.

The 47-year-old has not, however, spoken to City owner Sheikh Mansour to discuss the potential for an extended contract, although talks are surely imminent.

Mancini, for his part, is keen to stay at City, particularly after leading them to their first league title since 1968.

"I have not yet talked about the new contract, but I'm happy to work here," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"There is the basis to open talks.

"Sheikh Mansour sent me a message of congratulations. He was happy."

City, meanwhile, have been forced to apologise for the actions of striker Carlos Tevez during Monday's parade celebrating their Premier League title triumph.

The Argentina international was photographed holding a placard reading 'R.I.P. Fergie' in reference to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

United chief executive David Gill has since accepted the apology of the club's Manchester rivals.

"I think it's right. The club acted pretty quickly," he told Sky Sports News.

"I think it was rather silly, frankly, in terms of what it said, but City acted with commendable speed.

"We move on and concentrate on other issues."

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