The story of a cup of coffee behind Mancini’s election as Italy coach

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Roberto Mancini has succeeded in bringing Italy into Euro 2020 champion. There is a story about a cup of coffee chat when Mancio was appointed as coach of Gli Azzurri.

Italy wins Euro 2020 after defeating England in the final match, Monday (12/7/2021) early morning WIB. At Wembley, Italy won 3-2 on penalties with England. Previously, Italy vs England drew for 120 minutes.

At Euro 2020, Italy won 7 matches played. Mancini’s team has gone 34 games unbeaten.

Together with Mancini, Italy has undergone 39 matches. As a result, there were 28 wins for Italy, 9 draws, and 2 losses.

FIGC Deputy Commissioner, Alesandro Costacurta, revealed the beginning of the meeting with Mancini before appointing the 56-year-old coach to be the Blue’s tactician.

At a hotel in Rome, Italy, Costacurta chats with Mancini over coffee. At that time, Italy had just left Gian Piero Gasperini after failing to bring the team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Meanwhile, Mancini was still in charge of the Russian club, Zenit St Petersburg.

“It was an almost fortuitous choice. Roberto was in Rome with Zenit, in the same hotel as me. Over coffee, we started talking and I immediately understood that he would be the ideal coach, who would give us a game and an international dimension,” Costacurta said. in Tuttosport.

“That he will pull us out of the dark, even if I don’t think he will be successful at this point.”

“In his career I have met Leonardo da Vinci’s coach, Arrigo Sacchi: yes, Mancini has the same courage and he has shown that since his debut in Serie A.”

Roberto is a brave man who embodies many values. It’s enough to see this Italian team become champions without star players,” he added.

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