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Roberto Mancini profile and factfile

13 May 2013 23:47:07

Roberto Mancini profile and factfile

Roberto Mancini was sacked as Manchester City manager on Monday. Here is a fact-file of the Italian's career:

Born: 27.11.1964

Birthplace: Jesi, Italy

1981: Makes debut for Bologna as 17-year-old.

1982: Signs for Sampdoria. Scores four goals in 22 matches in his first season and wins the Coppa Italia in 1985, 1988 and 1989.

1990: Wins first European Cup Winners' Cup title as Sampdoria beat Anderlecht 2-0 in the final.

1991: Helps Sampdoria win Italian title for first time in club's history, scoring 12 goals

1997: Joins Lazio.

1999: Gains second Cup Winners' Cup title after a 2-1 win over Real Mallorca.

2000: Announces end of a playing career which saw him represent Italy 36 times. Joins Lazio's coaching staff as Sven-Goran Eriksson's number two.

2001: January - Eriksson resigns and Mancini announces he will follow the coach out of the Stadio Olimpico. Makes playing comeback with Leicester, making five appearances for club.

March 7 - Returns to coaching, taking charge of Fiorentina.

June 13 - Earns first coaching honour as Fiorentina beat Parma in Coppa Italia final.

2002: January 11 - Resigns as Fiorentina coach with club second-bottom of Serie A.

May 9 - Lazio part with Alberto Zaccheroni and appoint Mancini as new coach.

2003: June - Lazio finish fourth in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League.

2004: May - Wins Coppa Italia, defeating Juventus 4-2.

July 7 - Takes over as coach of Inter Milan following resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni in June.

2005: Leads Inter to Coppa Italia and Italian Supercup glory.

2006: Again leads Inter to Coppa Italia and Italian Supercup triumphs. Inter also awarded Serie A title after Juventus and AC Milan are docked points due to match-fixing scandal.

2007: Guides Inter to successful defence of Serie A title.

2008: Announces plans to leave Inter but reverses his decision. Steers club to third straight Serie A title but is sacked the same month.

2009: Manchester City confirm the sacking of manager Mark Hughes, and announce the appointment of Mancini as his replacement.

2011: May - After bringing in the likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure in a pre-season spending spree, City finish third in the Premier League, securing qualification to the Champions League for the first time.

May 14 - Leads City to their first major silverware in 35 years as Yaya Toure's goal secures a 1-0 victory over Stoke in the FA Cup final.

2012: May - City clinch their first league title in 44 years as Sergio Aguero's dramatic late winner against QPR sees Mancini's men pip Manchester United to top spot on goal difference.

July 9 - Agrees a new five-year contract at City, supposedly keeping him at the club until 2017.

December 4 - Champions League campaign ends without a single win in Group D - with the bottom placing meaning they miss out on Europa League action.

2013: April 22 - Manchester United regain their Premier League title from City.

May 11 - Loses FA Cup final 1-0 to Wigan.

May 13 - Sacked as City manager.


AFP

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