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Zenit coach Mancini quits amid Italy head coach rumours

IANS  |  Moscow 

Italian on Sunday reached an agreement to leave and make himself available for a potential move to become head of the Italian national team.

The departure means Mancini, who was appointed Zenit's head this season, becomes the top contender to coach Italy, which is rebuilding after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, reports

"Zenit and Mancini have reached an agreement to mutually part ways. Today's game will be his last match at Zenit," the club tweeted.

Mancini, who has reportedly been engaging in talks with to take the helm of the first team, is to leave Zenit after their final league game in the 2017/2018 season against Khabarovsk.

Zenit were eliminated from the Russian Cup as well as the and sits in the fifth spot in the table, missing out on next season's as well.

The club's failures this season seem to have had little effect on Mancini's odds of taking the Italian job, as he previously steered Manchester City and Inter Milan to win title.

Four-time winners missed out on this summer's after losing to in the play-offs.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 18:00 IST
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