Mancini to honour City deal

Juventus continue to be linked with the Blues boss, with Mancini

having revealed in the past that he would welcome the opportunity

to work with his boyhood heroes at some stage in his career. He

has, however, made it clear that he will not be heading to Turin

any time soon, with his full focus locked on events at Eastlands.

City have ambitions of dominating English and European football,

and Mancini has every intention of leading them to the top of the

pile. He still has two years left to run on his current contract

and insists there is no chance of him breaking that agreement to

take on a new challenge elsewhere. “I am now in England and I still

have a two-year contract with City, where I have a good

relationship with the owners,” said Mancini. “Sheikh Mansour is

close to us and follows us. “The Premier League is the best. “In

Italy, the stadiums are empty and this makes me very sad.” Making

an impression in the 2011/12 Champions League is Mancini’s priority

at present, with City having qualified for Europe’s premier club

competition for the first time. He added: “I do not want it to be a

guest appearance after qualifying on merit. “We want to be leaders

in the competition.”