Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini has ruled out a return to Inter Milan in the summer, saying he still has work to do in Turkey.
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The former Manchester City manager had been linked with a return to the Nerazzurri by another former Inter coach, Hector Cuper. However, the 49-year-old says there is no truth in Cuper's comments. "My work at Galatasaray is not yet over," he told sporx.com.
"All rumours of me returning to Inter, or taking over as Italy coach, are completely unfounded. I'm going to respect my contract with the Turkish club."
Mancini signed a contract until 2016 with Galatasaray when he replaced Fatih Terim at the end of September. He guided the club into the knockout stages of the Champions League, at the expense of Juventus, although they are currently 10 points adrift of Fenerbahce at the top of the Super Lig and unlikely to defend the title they won by the same margin from their Istanbul rivals last season.
Contact between Mancini and Inter has not broken down, however, and he tried to raid his former club in the winter to sign Andrea Ranocchia.
"They were three intense days," the Inter defender told Sky Sport. "In the end, I stayed here and nothing definite actually happened with Galatasaray, and now I am back to my best."