Roberto Mancini has honoured a clause to extend his contract as Italy CT until 2022 after leading the Azzurri to qualification for Euro 2020.
The clause was agreed at the time of Mancini’s appointment last year, although Calciomercato.com notes he could still have walked away.
However, the website assures the Coach has committed himself to the Italy cause until “at least” the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, explaining he is “convinced, enthusiastic and has belief” in the new generation coming through.
The former Inter and Manchester City boss has revitalised the national team as they booked their place at Euro 2020 in record-breaking style, with seven wins out of seven and three games to spare.
His reign comes after less than two years after they failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia – perceived to be the all-time low point in the history of Italian football.