Mancini offered Sunderland job

The 44-year-old was sacked by Inter Milan 12 months ago and has been out of football since then.

Mancini told Sky Italia: “I am honoured to have had an offer from Sunderland Football Club. It is a fantastic opportunity.

“It will be truly wonderful to lead such a prestigious and historic club in England after a year of sitting on the sidelines.

“I feel I am ready to start again with immense enthusiasm.”