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Mancini appointed Saudi Arabia national team coach


Roberto Mancini has been appointed as the new coach of the Saudi Arabia national team, two weeks after resigning from his role as Italy boss.


The 58-year-old led Italy to victory at Euro 2020, but the team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. He has signed a four-year contract with Saudi Arabia and will take charge of his first match on September 8 against Costa Rica.


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I am excited to start this new challenge,” Mancini said. “Saudi Arabia is a country with a great footballing tradition and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff to help the team achieve its goals.”


Mancini is a highly respected coach with a proven track record of success. He has won trophies in Italy, England, and Russia and is known for his attacking style of play.


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His appointment is a major coup for Saudi Arabia, which is looking to improve its performance on the international stage. 


In his statement, Mancini also spoke about the growing popularity of football in Asia. “I believe this is a great opportunity for me to experience football in a new country,” he said. “The presence of top players in the Saudi Pro League indicates the potential for growth in the national football scene.”