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Mancini confirmed as Galatasaray boss

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Mancini in at Galatasaray


Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as the new manager of Galatasaray on a three-year contract.

Mancini was sacked by Manchester City this past May just a year after leading them to the Premier League title.

The 48-year-old will replace Fatih Terim, who was fired last week after failing to agree to terms on a new two-year contract.

Mancini's first match in charge will be Wednesday's Champions League clash at Juventus.

The Italian had been out of work after a three-and-a-half-year reign at the Etihad Stadium which included a Premier League title success in 2012 and 2011 FA Cup glory. He failed to make an impact with the club in the Champions League, though.

Galatasaray - who in January spent heavily on the likes of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder - have had a disappointing start to the season, taking only seven points from five league games, while they suffered a 6-1 home thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Wednesday's match against Juventus could pitch Mancini into battle against his former striker Carlos Tevez.

When both were at City Mancini memorably claimed Tevez refused to play for him in a Champions League match against Bayern Munich and the forward was frozen out of the club for five months.

Tevez is, however, a doubt for the match because of an ankle problem.

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