Roberto Mancini has officially resigned from his position as the coach of Italy’s national football team. The announcement was made on Sunday, August 13th, by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), which revealed that Mancini had communicated his decision to step down “late on Saturday evening”. The successor to Mancini is yet to be determined; however, the federation has indicated that they will unveil the new national coach’s name in the coming days, taking into consideration the “upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualification commitments”.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
According to the official statement, “Considering the significant Euro 2024 qualification commitments (scheduled for September 10th and 12th against North Macedonia and Ukraine), the FIGC will disclose the identity of the new national coach within the next few days.”
The 58-year-old former manager of Manchester City and Inter Milan assumed leadership of the Azzurri in May 2018 and guided the team to victory in the 2020 European Championship, triumphing over hosts England at Wembley in July 2021.
Following their European success, Italy faced disappointment in failing to secure qualification for the 2022 World Cup, marking their second consecutive absence from the tournament, despite being four-time world champions. Additionally, the team achieved two third-place finishes in the Nations League.
Under Mancini’s guidance, Italy achieved an impressive record of 37 consecutive games without defeat from October 2018 to October 2021, setting a new milestone in men’s international football. Mancini departs from his role with the Azzurri having secured 39 victories, 13 draws, and nine losses, during which time the national team scored 130 goals while conceding 49.
Italy’s upcoming fixtures are scheduled for September, as they prepare to face North Macedonia and Ukraine in qualifying matches for Euro 2024.