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Mancini shrugs off renewed Mourinho speculation

ESPN staff
December 2, 2012
Roberto Mancini insists he is calm about his future © PA Photos

Roberto Mancini has declared that he is under "no pressure" at Manchester City and is not worried that Jose Mourinho has been linked with his job.

The Real Madrid coach's agent Jorge Mendes recently met with City's new director of football Txiki Begiristain, prompting renewed speculation about Mancini's future.

City failed to reach the last 16 of the Champions League, one of their targets for the season, but Mancini, who signed a lucrative five-year contract in the summer, insists he still has the full support of owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak.

Mourinho replaced Mancini as Inter Milan manager in 2008 and the Italian believes the Portuguese's representatives are touting him around.

"All this is not important for me," he told Britain's Sunday newspapers. "I have been used to all this.

"I have read Mourinho is going to Paris St Germain, then Inter Milan, another day it's Manchester City, another day Manchester United, another day Chelsea.

"He is working well for this. I don't have any pressure here."

City drew 1-1 with Everton on Saturday to maintain the only unbeaten league record in English football.

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