Roberto Mancini not interested in replacing Claudio Ranieri at Leicester - Sky sources
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 24/02/17 6:20pm
Roberto Mancini currently has no desire to talk to Leicester about the vacant manager's job, according to Sky sources.
Sources in Italy have told Sky Sports News HQ that the Italian, sacked by Inter Milan last summer, did not particularly enjoy his experience at the Foxes as a player on loan in 2001.
It is understood that Mancini has been "sounded out" by intermediaries representing the reigning Premier League champions, currently one point above the relegation zone, even though there was no formal approach.
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Leicester's owners revealed they had dismissed Claudio Ranieri on Thursday evening and are still considering which candidates they wish to approach for interview.
Ranieri was sacked nine months after leading the Foxes to a fairy tale Premier League title.
Craig Shakespeare, Ranieri's former assistant, is in caretaker charge for the Monday Night Football game against Liverpool and on Friday denied his relationship with Ranieri broke down before his sacking.
On Friday morning, Mancini tweeted: "I am sorry for my friend Ranieri. He will be in the history of LCFC, in the hearts of Leicester fans and all football lovers."
Mancini, who spent a short spell on loan at Leicester as a player in 2001, is a Premier League title-winning manager himself, having won it with Manchester City in 2012.
The 52-year-old has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in August 2016. Sky sources understand City have also made contact with "other possibilities" to replace Ranieri.