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Report: Roberto Mancini hired at Galatasaray

Sep 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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According to talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, Turkish giants Galatasaray have hired Roberto Mancini to be their next manager.

The former Manchester City boss is expected to replace Fatih Terim, who was sacked just Wednesday to end his third tenure as manager of Aslan.

According to the Daily Mail, Mancini will sign a three-year deal.

Last year Galatasaray, with Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder, won the Turkish Super Lig and made the final eight of the Champions League.

However, this year they’ve faltered, sitting in 10th with just one win and four draws in their first five matches.

Team president Unal Aysal also mentioned that Terim’s refusal to sign a two-year extension was a key factor in finding his successor now rather than later.  They may well have tabbed Mancini as a person of interest, and with Terim deciding not to sign back on, they made the move for the Italian now rather than wait and likely lose him to another suitor.

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