Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Roberto Mancini is Italy coach

Roberto Mancini is Italy coach

"Roberto is the new coach of Italy, it's done", Italian FA commissioner Roberto Fabbricini declared after Mancini signed his new deal.

With the Italian football Federation 53-year-old has signed a two year contract.

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

Balotelli has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup, but he featured under Mancini at both Inter Milan and Manchester City.

The post of chief coach of the national team of Italy, Mancini was replaced by Giampiero Ventura, who led the "Squadra Azzurra" for the first time since 1958, failed to reach the final stage of the world Cup.

Head coach Roberto Mancini of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg enters the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between RB Leipzig and Zenit St Petersburg at the Red Bull Arena on March 8, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany.

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Roberto wanted to become the head coach of the Italian national team.

"We'll explain everything about the contract tomorrow (Tuesday), he's very happy and so are we".

Mancini is under no illusions that the rebuild task will be a tough one, but while others are making plans for this summer's World Cup, what can we expect from the new Italy boss?

Luigi Di Biagio guided Italy in an interim role for recent friendlies.

His Zenit team finished the Russian Premier League in fifth after beating relegated SKA Khabarovsk 6-0 on Sunday.

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