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Roberto in Russia - new club job for ex-Manchester City and Inter Milan boss

Roberto Mancini has become Zenit’s second Italian coach.

Former Inter head coach Roberto Mancini
Former Inter head coach Roberto Mancini

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG have confirmed the appointment of Roberto Mancini as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

Mircea Lucescu departed the club last month after he could only lead them to third place in the Russian Premier League and elimination from the last 32 of the Europa League.

And Zenit have now turned to Mancini, a former league winner in Italy with Inter Milan and England with Manchester City.

Since he was sacked by City in 2013, Mancini has led Galatasaray, winning the Turkish Cup, before returning to Inter in 2014.

He left San Siro for a second time on the eve of last season, however, amid tension over pre-season hammerings at the hands of Tottenham and Bayern Munich.

Mancini becomes the second Italian to coach Zenit, after Luciano Spalletti, who won two league titles at the Petrovsky Stadium in 2010 and 2012.

Zenit finished third in the Russian Premier League, missing out on a top two finish and will therefore not be featuring in next season’s Champions League.

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