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Roberto Mancini Named New Galatasaray Manager

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Former Manchester City head coach Roberto Mancini has been appointed as the new manager of Turkish giants Galatasaray on a three-year contract, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Italian was relieved of his duties at Eastlands at the end of last season after the big-spending Premier League side had relinquished their top-flight title to city-rivals Manchester United, while the north-west outfit also surprisingly lost in the FA Cup final to relegated Wigan Athletic at Wembley stadium in May in what was Mancini’s final match in charge of the club.

However, after a week of negotiations, Mancini has now been named as the successor to experienced Turkish coach Fatih Terim, who was given his marching orders last week after refusing the club’s offer of a new two-year deal to stay in Istanbul beyond the end of this current campaign.

Mancini has put pen to paper on a bumper three-year contract that will earn the 48-year-old a whopping 7 million euro per year should he retain the Turkish league title that Terim won in the previous campaign, as well as improving on the quarter-final appearance in the Uefa Champions League that his predecessor also managed last time out.

“President Unal Aysal and chief executive Lutfi Aribogan have met with Roberto Mancini,” Gala announced via  Twitter on Monday.

 

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