Andrea was released by the Premier League champions at the end of last season but has now signed a contract with Spanish club Valladolid, and he admitted that he has a great admiration for the current Real Madrid trainer.
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"Balotelli told me that he is a marvellous coach, that he has a fantastic personality and way of dealing with the players."
Mancini Jnr also revealed that it is difficult to live in the shadow of his father's career, which boasts over 700 domestic appearances and more than 200 goals, but that he would be happy if he could become even half the player the City coach was.
"For sure, it's not easy having the surname Mancini. He is Roberto and I am Andrea, he has already ended his career and I am starting mine," he added.
"If I ended up being 40 per cent of the player he was I would be satisfied."
Valladolid won promotion to La Liga last season, and while Andrea may have only signed for their 'B' team, he is determined to appear in the top flight soon.
"For a lad of 19 the most important thing is to play and Valladolid have shown throughout their history that they are the perfect club for young people," he said.
"I have joined the youth side but I want to play for Real Valladolid in the first division. They told me I am starting a very important season and I should give 110% in training."