Roberto Mancini wants Leicester City to win the Premier League

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Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that he wants Leicester City to win the Premier League. 

Mancini has described his Italian counterpart Claudio Ranieri as a good man and believes it would be 'incredible' if his side managed to win the title. 

Leicester currently sit at the summit of the division after a remarkable campaign; with just eight games remaining, the Foxes hold a five-point advantage over north London outfit Tottenham, who occupy second place. 


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Mancini certainly knows what it takes to win the Premier League title - he triumphed with Manchester City back in 2012 - but he's overlooked his former club when selecting which team he wants to win the league. 

"If I could only choose one it would be Leicester," he told BBC Sport.

Leicester for the title 

"Ranieri is a good man," said Mancini. "He knows football very well. I hope he will be the third Italian to do it. For a team like Leicester to win the Premier League against the biggest teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, it would be incredible."

After securing an important 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in their last outing, Leicester can take a step closer to glory this weekend as they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. 

Palace should be buoyed after claiming a place in the FA Cup semi-final, so the fixture will represent a tricky test for Ranieri's high flyers. 

Ranieri most definitely has the backing of Mancini, who has also commented on his former side's run in the Champions League. 

City in the Champions League

The Sky Blues managed to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time, but Mancini isn't surprised that it has taken them so long to stamp their mark on Europe's elite competition.

"Manchester City have been the best team in the Premier League in the last four or five years but it takes time to be a top club in the Champions League," he said.

"Even if you have good players like City, you still can't win the Champions League after two years."

City will have to be at their best to secure a spot in the semi-final, however; they will have to overcome French outfit PSG, who eliminated Chelsea in the last round. 

Despite their recent form, they should still believe that they have the quality to overcome the Ligue 1 outfit over two legs. PSG will rightly start as favourites, but Manuel Pellegrini's side could surprise them. 

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