Lazio coach Roberto Mancini has dismissed suggestions that he is contemplating leaving the club.

Mancini was reported to be considering his at Lazio position following a poor run of form from his team and there were even claims that he might wish to pursue his management career in Spain. However, Mancini has ruled out a move.

“It is foolishness,” he said.

“I’ve never thought to leave.

“At this moment I am happy to be at Lazio and have the players I do at my disposal.

“I’m flattered that someone thinks of me in Spain – but my thoughts belong exclusively to Lazio.

“It has been a difficult few games, but this is the moment we need to start playing with pride.”