AS Monaco plot second move for Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is being linked with a move to AS Monaco.

The Daily Mirror claims the Ligue 1 outfit are set to make a second move for the Citizens chief, with David Moyes, Manuel Pellegrini and Frank De Boer all candidates to replace the Italian at the Etihad Stadium.

The paper goes on to suggest that Monaco launched a bid to bring the 48-year-old to the principality 12 months ago, and after failing the first time around, have retained their interest in the former Inter Milan chief.

Claudio Ranieiri, nicknamed the 'tinkerman' during his time in the Premier League with Chelsea, has helped guide the club to top spot in Ligue 2, and a probable return to the French top flight next season.

But, despite the current manager's success, the report claims Mancini is seen as the 'best long-term option' for the club in the eyes of Billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Mancini's future at Manchester City is far from certain, according to the paper, with the club struggling behind Manchester United at the top of the English table after winning the title last season.

And, with names already reported to be on the table should Mancini make his move away from Eastlands, a five-year contract offer in Monaco could be too good to turn down - providing the club secure promotion this season.


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