Mancini to lead Saudi Arabia “Beat South Korea, Japan to win Asian Cup”

China to play Korea in A match on March 13
Interested in facing Klinsmann

Italian coach Roberto Mancini

(right) has taken the helm of the Saudi Arabian national soccer team. Mancini held up a Saudi national team jersey with his name and the number “2027” on it during a news conference on Monday. 토토사이트 His contract runs until 2027.

Former Italy national soccer team

Coach Roberto Mancini, 59, has been named as the head coach of the Saudi Arabian national team when it faces South Korea in two weeks. The Saudi Football Association announced Mancini’s appointment on Monday. The contract is for four years until 2027. Mancini’s salary was not disclosed, but according to foreign media reports, he will be paid up to 30 million euros ($43 billion won) per year, which is among the highest in the world. Mancini, a former Italian international striker, has led Inter Milan (Italy) and Manchester City (England) to league titles. In 2021, 스포츠토토 he led Italy to the top of the European Championships. Mancini stepped down as head coach of the Italian national team on March 13.


Departure sets up a head-to-head matchup with South Korea coach Jürgen Klinsmann, 59, who is the same age as Mancini. Klinsmann is a German soccer legend who was also a striker as a player. Both coached at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where West Germany won the title and Italy finished third. They also played together in the Italian league, Serie A, in the early 1990s.

“We know there are strong teams in Asia like South Korea, Japan and Australia, but we will aim to win the Asian Cup,” Mancini said at a press conference on Monday. Saudi Arabia have finished on top of the Asian Cup three times, the last time being in 1996. The 2023 Asian Cup will be held in Qatar in January 2024. The tournament is divided into six groups of four nations, with South Korea in Group E and Saudi Arabia in Group F. South Korea will be looking to win its third Asian Cup title and first in 63 years since the 1960 edition. “Right now, the goal is to win the Asian Cup,” 스포츠토토맨 Klinsmann said shortly after his appointment in February.

South Korea and Saudi Arabia will face off in England on Sept. 13.

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