Roberto Mancini resigns as Italy head coach

Roberto Mancini has resigned as Italy head coach.

The 58-year-old guided the national side to victory at Euro 2020, as well as third place in the Nations League in 2021 and earlier this year.

Italy are in the process of qualifying for Euro 2024 and are due to play North Macedonia on September 10 and Ukraine on September 12.

Italy currently sit third in their qualifying group having lost to England and beaten Malta in March.

Earlier this week, Mancini was named co-ordinator of Italy’s youth teams, which gave him greater influence within the national set-up.

A statement from the Italian Football Federation on Sunday read: ‘The Italian Football Federation announces that it has taken note of the resignation of Roberto Mancini from the position of coach of the Italian national team, received yesterday late in the evening.

‘Thus concludes a significant page in the history of the Azzurri, which began in May 2018 and concluded with the 2023 Nations League Finals; in between, the victory at Euro 2020, a triumph conquered by a group in which all the individuals have known how to become a team.

‘Taking into account the important and close commitments for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers (10 and 12 September with North Macedonia and Ukraine), the FIGC will announce the name of the new national coach in the next few days.’

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