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“He got some things wrong”, Fabio Cannavaro slams Roberto Mancini over Italy exit

Italy’s legend Fabio Cannavaro believes Roberto Mancini ‘got some things wrong’ in his over his departure from the Italy national team.

Roberto Mancini who guided Italy to the Euro 2020 glory, unexpectedly resigned from his position as Italy’s head coach. He later was confirmed as the new Saudi Arabia national team head coach.

“It was a difficult decision. He certainly could’ve timed it better, as it was so close to some important qualifiers, so he got some things wrong,” Cannavaro told Tuttosport about Mancini’s resignation.

Cannavaro also added that everyone should respect Mancini’s decision.

“Everyone is free to make their own decisions and these are offers that you think about. Mancini made his choice and should be respected, but let’s just say he could’ve thought about it a bit earlier.”

Former Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti replaced Mancini as the new Italy head coach. The Azzurri will face North Macedonia in Saturday’s EURO 2024 qualifier match.

World Cup winning captain Cannavaro, who has worked as a coach in China, Saudi Arabia, and Italy, also explained what he has learned in his coaching career.

“Travelling around the world, I realise the difference between Italy and the other countries is largely the infrastructure. That is where we are lacking.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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