Roberto Mancini scores wonderful chip in training

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Roberto Mancini retired from football in 2001 but he’s still got an eye for goal.

The former Manchester City boss, currently in charge of Inter Milan, turned back the years to produce a gorgeous chip in training and remind his players of the skill that earned him Serie A Footballer of the Year honours in 1997.

Millennials will only remember Mancini the manager, but he was a fine footballer and enjoyed a 20-year playing career than saw him earn 36 caps for Italy.


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You can check out Mancini’s superb finish below.

Mancini looks spright as he latches on to a loose ball and, without even looking at the goal, lifts the ball over backup goalkeeper Tommaso Berni with the smoothness of a James Bond pickup line.


It’s been a difficult season for Mancini in charge of the Nerazzurri.

The 51-year-old was handed a one-game ban after making an insulting gesture in Inter’s 3-0 defeat to bitter rivals AC Milan on Sunday and was fortunate to escape further punishment after using offensive language towards a television presenter.

His side failed to qualify for Europe following their eight-placed finish last campaign and are nine points adrift of leaders Napoli this season.

It’s fair to say Mancini’s return to Inter - he managed them from 2004 to 2008, winning three Serie A titles and lifting two Italian Cups - hasn’t gone to plan.

Inter have the joint-worst goalscoring record of the top 12 teams in Serie A, having scored just 26 goals in 22 games. Perhaps Mancini could do with a run out on pitch.

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