Celtic’s Europa League rivals Zenit St Petersburg could lose Roberto Mancini as he declares interest in Italy job

"I have a dream, to win as national coach what I couldn’t win as a player – a World Cup," Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Mancini said in an interview with Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

Philippe Coutinho officially signed with Barcelona on Monday and thanked the club for its patience after the disappointment of the failed negotiations last year.

"Italians have something more. The materials are there to do a good job, perhaps we need to give a common approach to all the youth teams as happened when I was there."

Mancini joined Zenit, currently second in the Russian league, last June and is under contract until 2020.

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