FROM 2017: Mancini said he’d love to manage Celtic someday

Euro 2020 winning manager Roberto Mancini, has said in the past he’d love to manage Celtic if they were strong enough to compete in Europe.

Mancini, led Manchester City to the clubs first ever Premier League title, believes Celtic is a part of the worlds biggest clubs and with that comes drawing power you wouldn’t have elsewhere.

“The Scottish fans are the best in the world, I love them,” he said.

“In one way it would be nice to see Celtic and Rangers in the Premier League, but I don’t think it will ever happen because it would also be the end of Scottish football.

“I want to add one thing.

“If Celtic were to build a team strong enough to regularly compete in the Champions League, I might decide to manage them one day.

“For me, that is the next step for them, and one which I believe they are trying to take.

“Winning the league has become normal for them. They have the fans and the history. Now they have to strive to become an important player at the top level in Europe.”

A past Mancini also said, he’d love to manage Italy, he said: “In the future I would love to coach the Azzurri. To lead your country is the crowning ambition for any coach.

“For the moment, though, I want to continue working with club teams.

“I do not think I will go to China. They called me, but I said no because, for me, the real place for football is in Europe.

“I do feel an experience abroad would suit me, though. Perhaps in Spain or in France.

“I have already been to England and won there. But if the right offer came along, you never know.”

UPDATED: To include Euro 2020 win and a new photo for Mancini.