Roberto Mancini has officially terminated his contract with Zenit St Petersburg by mutual consent, so he is free to sign on as Italy Coach.
The decision had been in the air for several days and it was formally announced with a statement on the Russian club website this morning.
“Zenit and Roberto Mancini agree to an early end to the manager's contract. The contract will be terminated by mutual consent without any compensation payable.
“Mr Mancini's contract will end with Zenit on Monday 14 May 2018. Roberto Mancini joined Zenit on 1 June 2017 and has overseen 44 official matches, including 21 victories, 13 draws and 10 defeats.
“The club wish Roberto Mancini all the best with his future endeavours and thank him for his time in St. Petersburg.”
Mancini is expected to sign a two-year contract, with option for another two years, with the FIGC by Wednesday.
It’s reported he is giving up €13m in wages with Zenit in order to ensure a quick exit and will earn €2m per year as Italy boss.