The Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Sunday that Roberto Mancini has quit as head coach of the Italian national team.
In 2018, the team didn’t make it to the World Cup, which was the first time since 1958 that they hadn’t been there. Mancini took over as coach.
He led Italy to win the European Championship in 2021, but the team did not make it to the World Cup in Qatar last year.
Under Mancini’s leadership, Italy finished third at the Nations League finals in June.
In a statement, the FIGC said, “An important chapter in the history of the Azzurri, which began in May 2018 and ended with the 2023 Nations League Finals, comes to an end.”
“Because the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers are important and coming up soon, the FIGC will announce the name of the new national coach in the next few days.”
After last year’s failed World Cup qualifying campaign, the Italian media put a lot of pressure on Mancini to step down. However, the country’s federation head told him to stay in the job.