Roberto Mancini is the brand new coach of the Italian nationwide staff, the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) introduced on Monday.
The 53-year-old takes cost of Gli Azzurri after leaving his earlier submit as supervisor of Russian membership Zenit St Petersburg. He formally succeeds Giampiero Ventura, who left the function final November after Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Russia™.
Capped 36 occasions by Italy throughout his taking part in profession, the previous striker enters the worldwide teaching ranks after profitable spells in membership administration at Inter Milan, the place he received three Italian Serie A titles, and Manchester Metropolis, whom he led to the English Premier League crown in 2011/12.
Ranked 20th within the newest FIFA World Rating, Italy will look to return to the massive stage of worldwide soccer by securing qualification for UEFA EURO 2020.