Mancini has said he would be proud to coach Italy’s national team.
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Roberto Mancini quit as Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Sunday, saying he now felt free to open talks with Italy over the vacant national team job. Mancini was said to have reached agreement to become the next Italy coach last Tuesday, Gazzetta dello Sport reported, but he denied that Sunday. Earlier in the day the club confirmed Mancini would be leaving the Russian Premier League club.Italian Football Federation Commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week that Mancini, a former Man City and Inter Milan coach, had agreed in principle to become the next manager of four-time world champions Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.
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