Roberto Mancini resigns as Italy boss with immediate effect ahead of Euro 2024

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    Italy boss Roberto Mancini has resigned with immediate effect.

    Having taken up the job back in 2018 after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup that year, Mancini guided the Azzurri to Euro 2020 glory, defeating England on penalties at Wembley.

    However, last year saw the defending European champions fail to qualify for the World Cup once again, missing out on a spot in Qatar after they lost 1-0 to North Macedonia in a qualification play-off.

    A statement from the Italian FA read: "The FIGC will evaluate the best option for the Azzurri… the name of the new national team coach will be announced in the coming days."

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    Italy currently sit third in Group C of their Euro 2024 qualifying group, with England topping that table having won four games from four. However, Italy have played just two games so far. They lost to Gareth Southgate's men back in March earlier this year 2-1, before going on to defeat Malta 2-0 days later.

    They are set to take on North Macedonia once again next month, before finishing up their September internationals with a clash against Ukraine at San Siro. Given Italy's title defence in Germany is potentially just 10 months away, Mancini's departure is hardly an ideal situtation.

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