Italy boss Roberto Mancini ‘very unhappy’ with Marcelo Lippi appointment

The future of Roberto Mancini as national coach of the Italian team has become uncertain as reports from Italy claim that the former Manchester City coach is unhappy with the appointment of Marcelo Lippi as the new technical director, with a view to becoming President of the Coaches’ Association.

Corriere dello Sport now claim that Mancini is very unhappy with FIGC President Gabriele Gravina. The Italy head coach has not been consulted about the appointment of the 72-year-old and he wasn’t aware that the former Italy boss and Juventus head coach would be appointed.

Mancini feels that he might be undermined as Italy boss as he will lose some of this responsibilities. The former Inter and Man City boss had been freely allowed to operate as head coach of the first team, but also had a lot to say about the youth squads since he was appointed in 2018.

There have also been rumours about interest from several clubs in the English Premier League. Mancini has a good reputation in the English leagues having won multiple trophies with Manchester City. The newspaper, however, assures he is committed to taking Italy into next year’s European Championship before considering a move back into club football.