Mancini will take over as the head coach of the Saudi national soccer team in September.
Roberto Mancini (58-Italy), the man who led Italy to the European soccer title, will take charge of the Saudi national team.
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) announced on Monday that Mancini has signed a four-year contract through 2027.
While SAFF did not disclose specific terms of the contract, Italian media reported that Mancini will earn an annual salary of €25 million (approximately $35.6 billion).
“I made history in Europe, now I will make history with Saudi Arabia,” Mancini said in a video posted by SAFF on social media, adding, “With the growing popularity of football in Asia, this is a great opportunity to experience football in a new country.”
With league titles at big European clubs and major trophies at the national level, Mancini is one of the world’s greatest soccer coaches.
Mancini led Inter Milan to three consecutive Serie A titles (2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 seasons).
He then moved to Manchester City in England, where he led them to the 2011-2012 English Premier League (EPL) title. It was at this point that City really took off.
Since 2018, Mancini has led the Italian national team to the Euro 2020 title.
Mancini abruptly stepped down as Italy coach on March 13. Less than two weeks later, he was named Saudi Arabia coach.
Luciano Spalletti, who led Napoli to the Serie A title last season, will succeed Mancini in charge of Italy.
Mancini will make his debut in charge of Saudi Arabia when they face Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korea in September’s A-Match.
The Azzurri will make their debut against Costa Rica on Sept. 9 at 4 a.m., 카지노사이트넷 before facing South Korea on Sept. 13 at 1:30 a.m. Both matches will be played at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England.