Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini named new Italy manager

16 May, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Zenit sit fifth in the Russian Premier League with one game remaining

According to the official website of the football Federation of this country, the coach will be presented may 15.

A former Manchester City coach has been confirmed as Italy's new head coach.

That this specialist will lead the team of Italian media found out on April 19.

Meanwhile NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was favourite to become the next national team coach.

Mancini, 53, signed a two-year deal to succeed Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after Italy's failure to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Roberto Mancini is to leave Zenit St Petersburg after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate the Italian coach's contract, the Russian club have announced.

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Italy are missing in the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.

The Azzurri failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg play-off and reports have it Mancini has agreed a big pay cut to secure the job.

Fifth-placed Zenit play SKA Khabarovsk in their final Premier League game of the season later on Sunday.

His first matches in charge will come against Saudi Arabia on May 28, France on June 1 and the Netherlands on June 4.

Mancini, a former Lazio and Sampdoria forward, had said coaching the national side would be "extraordinary" and would allow him to fulfil his dream of winning the World Cup.

Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio took the reins for March friendlies against Argentina and England.

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