Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini is close to taking helm at the Italy national football squad.
Former 3-times UEFA Champions League winning coach Carlo Ancelotti was previously reported to have been offered the job to manage the European giants (according to the same source).
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Mancini is understood to have held a secret meeting with Italian Football Federation chief Alessandro Costacurta and thrashed out terms.
Mancini is said to be the favourite to replace Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the showpiece in Russian Federation.
Zenit however are not happy that Mancini is leaving having only taken over last June, but the club are only fifth in the Russian Super League standings with two matches remaining. He has also lead ACF Fiorentina, SSC Lazio and Galatasaray to domestic cup titles during his brief tenures.
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However, Juventus supporters have been getting ready for their crucial encounter with Inter just 90 miles away in Milan . The team deserved a more fortunate outcome, quite frankly.
Luigi Di Biagio took charge of the team for their friendlies against Argentina and England in March on an interim basis.
Ex-Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Mancini told Italian officials he was prepared to leave Zenit but the details will be discussed after the Russian championship finishes.
Nantes coach Claudio Ranieri had been a secondary candidate.
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