Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italian national team

Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italian national team

MILAN – Agence France-Presse
Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italian national team

Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports on May 8.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the 53-year-old Italian has agreed a two-year deal worth two million euros ($2.3 million) a year which will be penned after the end of the Russian season which concludes on May 13.

Zenit is fifth in the Russian Premier League, 10 points behind already-crowned champion Lokomotiv Moscow with one match left.

The Russian club is reportedly reluctant to let Mancini leave and the Italian Football Federation FIGC does not want to pay any compensation to release him from his contract.

The former Italian international joined the Russian club last year on a three-year deal thought to be worth 4.5 million euros ($5.3 million) a year.

The annual budget for the future Italy coach and his backroom staff has been fixed at five million euros.

Italy has been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the country failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November.

Italy’s under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.

During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led Manchester City to its first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie

A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.

In this file photo, Zenit St. Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini looks up prior to a Europa League round of sixteen match against RB Leipzig.

Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports yesterday.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the 53-year-old Italian has agreed a two-year deal worth two million euros ($2.3 million) a year which will be penned after the end of the Russian season which concludes on May 13.

Zenit is fifth in the Russian Premier League, 10 points behind already-crowned champion Lokomotiv Moscow with one match left.

The Russian club is reportedly reluctant to let Mancini leave and the Italian Football Federation FIGC does not want to pay any compensation to release him from his contract.

The former Italian international joined the Russian club last year on a three-year deal thought to be worth 4.5 million euros ($5.3 million) a year.

The annual budget for the future Italy coach and his backroom staff has been fixed at five million euros.

Italy has been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the country failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November.

Italy’s under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.

During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led Manchester City to its first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie

A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.

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