Roberto Mancini confirmed as new Italy head coach

Roberto Mancini
Image: Roberto Mancini agreed to terminate his contract at Zenit St Petersburg on Sunday

Roberto Mancini has been appointed the new head coach of Italy until 2020.

The former Manchester City manager met with the Italian FA on Monday to finalise his contract having left Russian side Zenit St Petersburg on Sunday.

Mancini will be presented to the media on Tuesday in Italy.

It is thought he will have taken a big pay cut to secure the job, having already given up potential earnings of €13m (£11.5m) by agreeing a termination of his Zenit contract just one year into a three-year deal.

Mancini will meet his team on May 22 at Italy's Coverciano training centre to prepare for his first game in charge against Saudi Arabia in San Gallo on May 28.

Italy then play France in Nice on June 1 and the Netherlands in Turin on June 4.

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