Roberto Mancini opens talks with Galatasaray

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Italian coach Roberto Mancini is set to be named the new manager of Turkish giants Galatasaray.

According to the Daily Mail, Mancini has already flown into the Turkish capital of Istanbul to finalise a deal with the club.

The deal is reported to be worth €5.5 million a year for three years including bonuses which could see that fee grow to €7 million.

The only stumbling block of the deal is believed to be the Italian's insistence on bringing in his own backroom staff as opposed to sticking with the current ones at the club. This however isn't seen as a major problem with a solution set to be found shortly.

Mancini's last job as a manager was back in May in charge of England's Manchester City where he spent three years in the Premier League.

Mancini brought much-needed success to the English club as they were constantly being overshadowed by their local rivals Manchester United.

In his tenure at the club; Mancini won one FA Cup, one Community Shield and the most famous of all being their English Premier League triumph on the last day of a memorable 2011-2012 season.

If Mancini does take over Galatasaray, he will be taking over from where current Turkish national team manager Fatih Terim left off.

Terim brought much success to Galatasaray as he won numerous trophies over three stints in charge of the club. Terim left following a disagreement with club president Unal Aysal and will now focus all his efforts on the Turkish national team.

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