Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni believes his compatriot Roberto Mancini would be the perfect man to replace Jurgen Klinsmann should the current coach leave the club at the end of the season.
Klinsmann is under constant pressure following his side’s elimination from the Champions League and not even winning the Bundesliga may be enough to save his job.
The names of Ottmar Hitzfeld, Lothar Matthaus, Mehmet Scholl, Martin Jol, Mirko Slomka and Frank Rijkaard have all been mentioned as potential replacements, but Toni would like to see an Italian in charge.
“I don’t know what is going to happen. We will have to see if Bayern continue with Klinsmann,” he said on Italian television.
“I think a lot will depend on how the season ends. Then the club will see, but clearly if an Italian coach were to come, somebody as good as Mancini, then I think it would do everybody good, including Bayern.”
Mancini is widely expected to return to football after a year off following his dismissal as coach of Inter at the end of last season.