Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is new boss at Galatasaray

Roberto Mancini has been appointed as Galatasaray manager.

The former Manchester City boss has agreed a three-year deal with the Istanbul giants, the club announced.

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

Mancini, who was sacked as City manager in May, said in quotes reported on the official Galatasaray Twitter feed: "I am very happy to come to a club as big as Galatasaray.

"The Galatasaray-Juventus match will be a happy coincidence for me."

The Super Lig club confirmed Mancini would be paid 3.5 million euros (£2.9 million) for the current season and 4.5 million euros (£3.8 million) for the following two, plus bonuses.

Mancini takes over from Fatih Terim, who was sacked earlier this week after rejecting a contract extension.

The 48-year-old Italian had been out of work since leaving the Etihad after a three-and-a-half-year reign at the Etihad Stadium which included a Barclays Premier League title success in 2012 and 2011 FA Cup glory.

* Derby have confirmed Steve McClaren as their new head coach on a three-year contract.

The former England boss replaces sacked Nigel Clough.

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