Monday, 28 May, 2018

Roberto Mancini Unveiled As Italy Boss And Suggests Recall For Mario Balotelli

Roberto Mancini Roberto Mancini had been widely expected to be given the Italy job Credit getty images
Terence Owen | 16 May, 2018, 01:27

Newly appointed Italy head coach Roberto Mancini, says he will talk to long-excluded striker Mario Balotelli about a possible return to the national team.

It will be a first role in worldwide management for Mancini, who has left Russian club Zenit St Petersburg to take up the post. Gli Azzurri sacked Ventura after failing to qualify for this summer's World Cup.

He had earlier served as Inter Milan and Manchester City coach.

"The failure to qualify for the World Cup caused mourning and this shows how important it is for our country", he added.

After his 3-year contract with the Russian club was officially terminated by mutual consent on Sunday, Mancini flew immediately to Rome on Monday morning declaring at the airport he was "happy to be back in Italy".

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Mancini's two-year contract will run concurrently with European Championship qualifiers, as well as the tournament proper.

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

He signed his new deal later in the day.

The 53-year-old will begin the job - which had previously been turned down by former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti - in the unlikely setting of a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Switzerland on May 28. He then moved to Lazio but had his biggest success at Inter Milan where he won three successive Serie A titles.

The Italian guided Manchester City to FA Cup and Community Shield glory although the highlight of his management career thus far undoubtedly came in the 2011/12 season when he steered City to their historic first ever Premier League title.

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