I don't tend to read the Russian sports prfess much and I haven't looked on any fan forums, but I do follow various Russian sports feeds on Twitter. None of them have mentioned anything about him possibly leaving. Zenit is the wealthiest and best supported club in Europe's sixth or seventh best league (according to UEFA's coefficients). They're favourites for the domestic title and also think they can have a real go at the Europa League this season. They're in a cracking new stadium and are getting up to 50K gates when they play at home. He'll be very well paid - and income tax in Russia is paid at a flat rate of 13%, so anyone in England making him an offer of the same net salary will pay him a substantially increased gross salary. And he gets to live in a very beautiful city that has plenty of fantastic leisure and cultural options, especially for people with his degree of wealth. Disclosure - I speak with the bias of someone who's put down fairly permanent roots in this city. The weather's fucking terrible, mind. :) Now, the Russian league is well below the standard of the PL and, apart from a handful of teams, the rest of them make for pretty uninspiring opponents. The PL is certainly a more exciting league, and maybe Mancini would prefer that to playing in front of less than 10K at some godforsaken place like Ufa. But he has a fairly decent gig at the moment, so I don't think he'd simply pack it in without thinking fairly carefully.