Italy coach Roberto Mancini until the 2026 World Cup

Italy coach Roberto Mancini until the 2026 World Cup

Coach Roberto Mancini's contract with Italy was until the 2022 World Cup. He wanted to return to club football after the World Cup in Qatar. However, Mancini has backed away from that decision. Going with Italy. The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed the current Azzurri CT will lead the team in two European Championships and two World Cups.

Giampiero Ventura lost his job as Russia's coach after Russia failed to qualify for the World Cup. Mancini then took charge in May 2018 on a two-year contract. With this, he entered international football for the first time in his coaching career.

Under his coaching, Italy won all 10 matches in the group stage and advanced to the main stage of Euro 2020. As a result, the contract was extended until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Mancini then said in an interview with an Italian television channel in February that he wanted to return to club coaching after the World Cup in Qatar.

However, the head of the Italian Football Federation (EFF), Gabriele Gravina, said on Monday that Mancini would be the national team coach until the 2026 World Cup. "We want to continue our work," he said. There are big projects to work on here besides winning trophies. Mancini has been doing great work for two years.

Under Mancini's coaching, Italy have so far won 19 of 27 matches and lost two. Under him, the country reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.

Italy will play Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in Group A of the Euros starting in June.

In club football, Mancini has coached big teams such as St. Petersburg in Russia, Galatasaray in Turkey, as well as Inter Milan and Manchester City.