Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed he “dreams” of taking charge of Arsenal one day.
The Italian manager was named the new coach of Inter Milan to replace Walter Mazzarri earlier this month, having won three consecutive Serie A titles during his first spell at the club between 2004 and 2008.
However when questioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Il Corriere dello Sport where he would like to manage next, Mancini surprisingly said: “I dream of the Arsenal job”.
“I would have loved to have managed Arsenal, a club with a special charm. But there is still time,” he added.
But the former City boss has only a few years to fulfil his Emirates dream. When asked where he sees himself in 10 years, Mancini said: “Where do I see myself at 60? As coach of the Italian national team.”
Mancini’s comments come at a time when Arsene Wenger is under increasing scrutiny at the Emirates Stadium, after the Gunners’ 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United marked their worst start to a season since 1982.
Should Mancini get the Arsenal job it will be his second experience in the Premier League.
The Italian manager won the League and FA Cup during his time with Manchester United, but was sacked at the end of the 2012-13 season after a disappointing campaign.