YET another name has been ruled out of the vacant managers post, after Roberto Mancini's agent claimed his client is out of the running for the job.

The former Inter Milan coach is still trying to thrash out a compensation package with the Italian outfit, after being sacked at the end of last season.

The much respected Mancini had thought to be one of the leading contenders to succeed Alan Curbishley, who quit his post at Upton Park on Wednesday.

“Until his contract situation is resolved with Inter, Roberto Mancini won't talk to other clubs: that's the way he is," Mancini's agent Giorgio De Giorgis told Italian radio.

De Giorgis did leave the door open on a possible move to England for Mancini one he as settled his contract with Inter. "Roberto loves England and London in particular, something which he has never denied."

It was thought that technical director Gianluca Nani, who is thought to be one of the key-figures in appointing Curbishley's replacement will be disappointed to see another name removed from his short-list. That may however open the door for Nani's fellow Italian's Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Donadoni, who are thought to be just two of the names on the six-man hit-list.