Roberto Mancini set to take over as Saudi Arabia’s coach | Saudi Arabia

Former Italy head coach Roberto Mancini is set to be appointed as the new coach of the Saudi Arabia national team.

Mancini will leave for Riyadh on Monday to attend a presentation event, Italy’s Ansa news agency has reported. Italian media also reported that he will sign a contract until 2027 worth €25m (£21.5m) after tax per year, and will make his debut in the dugout on 8 September against Costa Rica.

Former Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti replaced Mancini as Italy head coach last week. Mancini resigned on 13 August, ending a five-year spell in charge of the national team in which they…


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