Italian Football Federation Considers Suing Coach Mancini Who Went to Saudi Arabia
Gravina FIGC Chairman “Requests legal advice to claim damages”
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is considering legal action against coach Roberto Mancini (58, Italy),
who took charge of the Saudi Arabian national team after suddenly resigning from his position as coach of the Italian national soccer team.
President Gabriele Gravina
According to Italian public broadcaster Rai, FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said on the 28th (local time),
“The federation has decided to request legal advice on the possibility of a lawsuit for damages.”
“The federation will discuss next steps after receiving legal advice,” he added. 온라인카지노사이트
Chairman Gravina said that the contract that Coach Mancini signed with FIGC did not include a clause allowing him to freely resign,
that he is considering filing a lawsuit for breach of contract.
Coach Mancini resigned as coach of the Italian national team on the 13th of last month.
As soon as he resigned, there were rumors that he would be appointed as Saudi national team coach,
as expected, he was appointed as Saudi head coach two weeks later.
Saudi National Team Coach
Coach Mancini insisted that his resignation as coach of the Italian national team had nothing to do with Saudi Arabia’s offer to coach.
However, FIGC believes that he gave in to the wooing of ‘oil money’ and suddenly resigned at a critical time when the Italian national team was just ahead of the Euro 2024 2024 European Football Championship qualifiers.
Coach Mancini’s annual salary as head coach of the Saudi national team has not been disclosed,
but major foreign media reports that it could reach up to 30 million euros (about 42.9 billion won).
Coach Mancini is the first person to be considered among the world’s greatest soccer players.
He led Italy’s Inter Milan to three consecutive Serie A titles (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 seasons).
After moving to Manchester City in England,
he led the team to win the Premier League (EPL) in the 2011-2012 season.
Since 2018, Coach Mancini has led his home country’s Italian national team to victory at Euro 2020.
Luciano Spalletti, who led Napoli to the Serie A championship last season,
was selected as Mancini’s successor.