Roberto Mancini wants to stay, but is it realistic?

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Roberto Mancini wants to stay, but is it realistic?

Italy was again left without a place in the World Cup, the public is largely looking for direct culprits, while Roberto Mancini is going through some of the most difficult days of his coaching career so far. The coach of Italy found himself on the pillar of shame because in a little more than half a year he allowed the team to descend from the throne of Europe to the abyss dug by Macedonia, which is why the auction of the name of the successor began almost in the hours after the game.

In the meantime, the passions have partially subsided, so it is increasingly certain that Italy will not change the coach, at least not now. Today's Mancini address at the conference before the result is a completely unimportant match with Turkey.

Mostly because everyone wants to hear Mancini's side of the story and how these days have passed since the debacle in the playoffs for Qatar, but also whether he remains in the same position. There was an idea in Italy to part ways and turn to Fabio Cannavaro and Marcello Lippi as his mentor, but the aggravating circumstance is the active contract with Mancini until June 2026, which is now difficult to terminate without significant financial losses.

The head of Italy, Gabriele Gravina, had a conversation with Mancini and his professional staff Instead of being fired, Gravina is ready to give Mancini a new chance and try to build a new four-year project with him that would include changing generations and creating a team that will go to the 2026 World Cup and plays a significant role.

Next matches

After Turkey, Azzuri will have the next obligation on June 1 at Wembley, when they will compete with Argentina in the Intercontinental Cup, when, at least as it is now announced, Giorgio Chiellini will play his last game in the national team.

Immediately after the meeting with the champion of South America, a new edition of the League of Nations is starting. Germany is already visiting Bologna on June 4, and Hungary three days later in Cesena. A new match with England will be played on June 11, after which the Panzers will be on their feet.

There is a lot of speculation in Italy that, in addition to Chiellini, Jorginho, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, who left the team after Macedonia, will say goodbye to the Azure jersey. It is not excluded that there will be new long-term changes in the team, but there will be more stories about that in the coming period.

Mancini's address is now awaited, when it will be clearer whether he remains the coach or not. With that, further plans will be made. For the match with Turkey, it has already been announced that Scamaca will be in the attack together with Zaniolo and Raspadori, while Tonali will play in midfield with Cristante and Pesina