Italian has been out of work since being sacked himself by City at the end of last season.
Former Manchester City head coach Roberto Mancini is in line to take over from Fatih Terim as the next manager of Galatasaray, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The experienced Turkish trainer was given his marching orders by the Istanbul giants after refusing to put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Gala, and this combined with the club’s dreadful start to the new season has resulted in the 60-year-old being sacked on Tuesday, and so bringing to an end his third spell in charge of the club.
And according to reports, Mancini is understood to already be in Istanbul discussing the vacant managerial role with the Turkish giants, who are said to want to have a replacement in place by the time Galatasaray travel to Turin to take on Serie A champions Juventus in their second group fixture of this season’s Uefa Champions League on Oct 2.
Galatasaray won last season’s Turkish title under Terim, however, the club have made a highly disappointing start to the new campaign, both domestically and in Europe, where Gala were thrashed 6-1 at home by Real Madrid in their opening Champions League fixture earlier this month.
“After Fatih Terim’s rejection of our two-year contract offer, the Galatasaray board have decided to find a different solution,” said a statement from the Turks.
“We have decided to terminate Fatih Terim’s contract.”