Given: Mancini ‘would argue with everyone’ as England boss

Ian Watson

Shay Given believes former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is too volatile to be a success as England manager.

Inter Milan coach Mancini is said to be open to the possibility of managing the Three Lions as the FA begin their search for Roy Hodgson’s replacement.

But Given, who played under Mancini at City before being sold to Aston Villa in 2011, doubts whether Mancini would thrive in the England role.

I don’t know where to start,” Given talkSPORT when asked whether Mancini would be a suitable candidate.

“For me it should be an Englishman but Mancini at Man City was a volatile character.”

“He’d fallen out with everyone from the players to the backroom staff to the whole team and the physios and the kit men. He’d argue with everyone.

“It wouldn’t be for me but I’m not the guy who makes those decisions. I just feel England should have an English manager but the problem is who from that list would be a good English manager and take such a job on?

“They may have to go abroad but it shouldn’t be Mancini, no.”