Roberto Mancini has resigned as Italy national team coach, it has been confirmed.
The 58-year-old’s surprise decision came during the Azzurri’s qualifiers for Euro 2024.
The country’s football federation (FIGC) has confirmed that they will aim to appoint a successor as soon as possible.
A statement said: “Given the important and close games in UEFA Euro 2024 qualification, the name of the new city will be announced in the next few days.
“The federation has announced that it has accepted Roberto Mancini’s resignation as coach of the Italian national team, which was accepted yesterday evening.
“A significant page in Azzurri’s history has therefore closed, opening in May 2018 and ending with the 2023 Nations League final.
“In between, victory at Euro 2020, a victory achieved by a squad where all individuals were able to form a team.”
Italy next up for a qualification double header against North Macedonia and Ukraine in September.
Former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Mancini guided Italy to victory at Euro 2020 but failed to lead the team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 18 months later.
The national team had previously missed the World Cup final only once since 1958.
Only in June, Italy finished third in the Nations League final under Mancini.
He departed with a record of 39 wins, 13 draws and nine losses.
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