Roberto Mancini takes charge of Zenit Saint Petersburg

by Jack Kitson / 01 June 2017, 14:11

Roberto Mancini is back in the dugout after signing a three year deal with Russian outfit Zenit Saint Petersburg, with the option of a further two years.

Mancini, who memorably led Man City to the Premier League title in 2012, was recently linked with a return to England with West Ham and Crystal Palace, but the Italian has instead opted to venture off to Russia after 10 months locked in the Job Centre.

Mancini's last post in the managerial arena was at Inter Milan (2014-2016), but he left empty handed after being unable to replicate the success he had during his first spell in charge if the club during which he lifted three Serie A titles, two Coppa Italias and two Supercoppa Italianas.

Zenit opted to sack former boss Mircea Lucescu after finishing 3rd last season - eight points behind champions Spartak Moscow - as they missed out on qualification into the Champions League.

The last Italian to manage Zenit, Luciano Spalletti, was very succesful, winning two titles, the Russian Cup and Super Cup, and it's now hoped that Mancini can have a similar impact.

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