Mancini has enjoyed managerial success in Italy, England and Turkey. He is now coach of the Italian national team with whom he earned 36 senior caps.
Mancini also enjoyed a successful playing career winning Serie A, Coppa Italia and the European Cup Winners Cup with both Sampdoria and Lazio. He ended his playing career in England with Leicester City.
He entered management with Fiorentina in 2001 winning the Coppa Italia with La Viola and his next club, Lazio. At Inter Milan he won three Series A titles and the Coppa Italia twice more before taking over at Manchester City in late 2009.
Mancini guided City to 5th place in the Barclays Premier League in 2009/10. This resulted in European qualification for the first time since 1978 as a result of their league position.
More success was to follow the following campaign. As a result of their fine league form, he was awarded the manager of the month award for December. The club then ended a 35-year spell without a major trophy with a FA Cup Final victory over Stoke City at Wembley.
Manchester City went onto secure a place in the Champions League group stages by clinching third, their highest league finish since 1977.
Another fantastic season followed in 2011/12, as Mancini guided City to the Barclays Premier League title and they were crowned champions for the first time in 44 years.
After his departure from Manchester City, he joined Galatasaray into the 2013/14 season, winning the Turkish Cup, before he returned to Inter during the 2014/15 season. A spell at Zenit St Petersburg followed before ehe took over the Azzurri in 2018.