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Roberto Mancini Could Make Premier League Return THIS SUMMER With Top-Flight Side Considering Approach

While Pep Guardiola is seen as nothing short of a messiah in the blue side of Manchester, the City faithful will always have a soft corner for Italian coach, Roberto Mancini. The current Italian international manager was responsible for spearheading the up-and-coming Manchester City side to FA Cup glory in 2011, as well as their first ever Premier League title in 2012 during his four-year spell in charge of the club.
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UEFA World Cup qualification: Italy coach Roberto Mancini will likely stay despite shock North Macedonia loss

After last Thursday's defeat against North Macedonia it seemed that Italy's coach Roberto Mancini was one step away from leaving his position after failing to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. It was a major failure even if it arrived only nine months after Italy's historic win at UEFA Euro 2020. A few days were needed to reflect and think but Italy's FA president Gabriele Gravina insisted from the first moments that Mancini was the right person to continue with Italy and despite the failure a change wasn't the right solution. Defender Leonardo Bonucci had the same idea, and said on Monday that "what the coach has given us in these three years is something unique. He has created an empathy that is rare to see in the national team. For us continuing with the coach is just the logical thing to do. His ideas, his human value are unquestionable. The result of a one-off match can change opinions, but those who live this every day only want to continue this path.''

‘We will see’: Roberto Mancini casts doubt on Italy future after failure to reach World Cup

Roberto Mancini refused to comment on his future as Italy manager after the country’s shock defeat against North Macedonia in their World Cup play-off semi-final. The dramatic last-gasp loss meant the European champions have failed to reach football’s showpiece tournament for the second time in succession after missing Russia 2018. Prior to that, Italy failed to advance from their group at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, meaning their last appearance in the knockout rounds of the tournament was in fact in 2006, the year they lifted the trophy. Italy dominated their semi-final against North Macedonia but failed to capitalise...

Roberto Mancini ‘too disappointed’ to discuss Italy future after play-off shock

Roberto Mancini was reluctant to discuss his future as Italy manager after branding failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup the biggest disappointment of his career.The European champions’ hopes of making it to Qatar were extinguished by a shock 1-0 play-off semi-final defeat to North Macedonia in Palermo.Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina has backed Mancini, who guided the Azzurri to Euro 2020 glory at Wembley just nine months ago, to continue.World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is reported to be the leading candidate to take over, should former Manchester City boss Mancini resign in the wake of the monumental...

Roberto Mancini Recalls Expletive-Filled Anecdote That Drove Manchester City to Premier League Title

In the build-up to last summer's European Championships, not many people would have predicted Italy to go all the way and pick up the prestigious Henri Delaunay Trophy. They were masterminded by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, knocking out Belgium and Spain before beating England on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium - a ground the manager has fond memories of.

Roberto Mancini told his Man City players they were "s**t" without Yaya Toure

Roberto Mancini once told his Manchester City title-winning squad they were "s**t" without Yaya Toure following a 1-0 defeat to Everton. City lost to The Toffees in January 2012 thanks to a solitary goal by former Manchester United midfielder Darren Gibson. City's loss coupled with United's win at Stoke meant Mancini's side were ahead only on goal difference, and the Italian pulled no punches when telling his side where they fell short.

Mario Balotelli called up to Italy squad by boss Roberto Mancini

Mario Balotelli has been recalled to the Italy squad by Roberto Mancini for the first time since 2018 for a special training camp. In anticipation of March's World Cup qualifying playoffs against North Macedonia and then potentially Portugal or Turkey, Mancini has named a squad of 35 for a special training camp at their Coverciano base.