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Mancini: My Holy Vision

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed he made a pilgrimage to a holy shrine because he had a religious vision calling him there.

The devout Italian is just back from a two-day visit to a village in Bosnia-Herzegovina where Catholic worshipers say the Virgin Mary miraculously appeared to six schoolchildren more than 30 years ago.

But before he left, Mancini told locals that he'd come to Medjugorje after seeing one of the children - now called 'seers' - in a dream beckoning him to the spiritual site.

The oldest seer Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic is said to told Mancini in his vision that he had to visit the shrine.

"She was the first person he went to see when he got to town and they kneeled and prayed peacefully together," one local told local media.

"In his dream, Vicka had appeared to him calling for him to bring his family as soon as possible," they added.

Mancini explained: "People who live here are really special and I believe that if everyone was more like them the world would be a better place."

But on more earthly matters, Mancini revealed in an interview that he is not going to go head to head with his Premierhsip title rival Sir Alex Ferguson in a battle to sign Spurs star Luka Modric.

Manchester United boss Ferguson has made no secret of his keenness to sign the Croatian-born midfielder.

But Mancini told local Balkans media: "Modric is certainly one of the best players in the Premiership, an outstanding player. However, there is a problem. He's not easy to buy because he already plays for a big club"

And although the City coach said he didn't ask for divine intervention to win the Premiership title, he explained that his strong religious faith is a comfort.

"Faith has helped me and still helps me. But it seems to me that this isn't about my career. The Lord and the Lady have more important things to worry about than my career.

"They can hear my prayers for getting a job - but faith and prayer are mainly for my personal life," he said.

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