Saturday May 12 2018
Mancini gives up €13m for Italy

Roberto Mancini is giving up on €13m to leave Zenit St Petersburg and take the Italy job next week.

Multiple sources all provide the same version of the story, as Mancini is due to become the new CT of the Nazionale.

He has reached an agreement to terminate his Zenit contract by mutual consent on Monday, meaning he’ll give up on a total €13m in projected wages.

Instead, Mancini will put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the FIGC by Wednesday at the latest.

It’ll be worth €2m per year, plus bonuses in case of qualification for Euro 2020, and runs to June 2020.

There is also an option to extend it to June 2022 and he should make his debut on May 28 in a friendly against the UAE.

Italy have been without a Coach since Giampiero Ventura was sacked in November for missing out on the 2018 World Cup.

Carlo Ancelotti had been the favourite, but would prefer to continue his career at club level for the moment.

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