Galatasaray signs 3 year contract with Mancini
Roberto Mancini poses with Galatasaray executive Lütfi Arıboğan. The Italian made his coaching debut after replacing Fatih Terim at Fiorentina. Will history repeat itself and Mancini make a new move in his career by once again succeeding to Terim AA photoGalatasaray signed a three-year contract with the former Inter and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini Sept.30.
Club legend Tugay Kerimoğlu will be Mancini’s assistant, daily Hürriyet reported.
Mancini takes over from Fatih Terim, who was sacked as coach this week.
Terim, also in charge of the Turkish national team, was voted out at a meeting of the club’s board of directors after rejecting a contract extension.
Mancini, 48, has been out of work since being dismissed as City manager in May, after a three-and-a-half-year reign at the Etihad Stadium that included a Premier League title success in 2012 and a 2011 FA Cup victory. The Italian has won trophies at all four clubs he has managed, totaling 12 since his career debut with Fiorentina.
Galatasaray, who in January spent heavily on star duo Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder, has made a disappointing start to the season, taking only seven points from five league games. They also suffered a 6-1 home thrashing by Real Madrid in the Champions League.