Mancini given 'golden bench' award

Roberto Mancini, sacked by Inter Milan in May despite leading them to the Serie A title, has been given the 'golden bench' award after being voted as last term's top coach by his fellow Italian managers. Mancini laughed off links with stuttering Real Madrid in the Spanish media: "Me to Real Madrid? I wish. It is an idea that has come out of Spain but I don't know anything about it," he said as he met and hugged Inter successor Jose Mourinho.