Mancini reportedly took a pay cut to lead the national side. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports Tuesday.Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November. Italy's under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.Former Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti turned down the opportunity to coach the four-time world champions saying he preferred to stay in club coaching.
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