Mancini staying at Galatasaray

  • Last Updated: June 9 2014, 10:58 BST

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini has confirmed he will remain in charge of the Turkish giants next season.

Roberto Mancini: Galatasaray boss will remain at helm
Roberto Mancini: Galatasaray boss will remain at helm

Mancini led Galatasaray to a runners-up finish in the Super Lig and lifted the Turkish Cup in his first year with the Istanbul outfit.

The Italian has been strongly linked with a return to Serie A, with former club Lazio among the clubs reportedly keen to acquire his services.

However, the 49-year-old insists he is staying put.

"I miss Italy, not just the family but the football," Mancini said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. "But I want to make it clear that I will remain at Galatasaray.

"I am under contract for a further two years and I've done well so far.

"Besides, we will play in the Champions League next season."

Lazio missed out on European football after a disappointing eighth-placed finish in Serie A.

The Roman club has yet to confirm if current manager Edy Reja will continue in charge of the team next term.

Reja took the reins midway through last season to sit on the Lazio bench for the second time in his career.