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Russian leaders Zenit bidding to stay unbeaten

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg return from the international break looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign against Arsenal Tula on Sunday.

Roberto Mancini’s men unexpectedly dropped points in a 2-2 draw at bottom club Anzhi Makhachlala in their previous league match, but are two points clear of second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow, who visit Ufa.

Mancini demands Russian Premier League title focus from Zenit

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Moscow (AFP) – Roberto Mancini’s Zenit St Petersburg will hope to make it five wins in a row against Dynamo Moscow when they meet in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.

But Mancini has warned his charges to take newly promoted Dynamo seriously after watching his side struggle to a 0-0 draw in their last league match before the international break.

Zenit tackle Rostov in Russian league buoyed by European progress

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face third-placed Rostov on Sunday boosted by their midweek qualification for the Europa League group stage.

Roberto Mancini’s side overcame a one-goal deficit after the first leg with Dutch side Utrecht to record a 2-1 aggregate win, and top the domestic league, three points clear of Lokomotiv Moscow.

Zenit tackle Rostov in Russian league buoyed by European progress

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face third-placed Rostov on Sunday boosted by their midweek qualification for the Europa League group stage.

Roberto Mancini’s side overcame a one-goal deficit after the first leg with Dutch side Utrecht to record a 2-1 aggregate win, and top the domestic league, three points clear of Lokomotiv Moscow.

Mancini makes winning start in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Italian manager Roberto Mancini chalked up a confident 2-0 win in his first Russian Premier League match as his new club Zenit St Petersburg beat promoted SKA Khabarovsk on Sunday.

Goals by halftime substitute midfielder Daler Kuzyaev and forward Alexander Kokorin set the four-time former Russian champions on their way to a well-deserved win in the season-opening encounter.

Mancini makes winning start in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Italian manager Roberto Mancini chalked up a confident 2-0 win in his first Russian Premier League match as his new club Zenit St Petersburg beat promoted SKA Khabarovsk on Sunday.

Goals by halftime substitute midfielder Daler Kuzyaev and forward Alexander Kokorin set the four-time former Russian champions on their way to a well-deserved win in the season-opening encounter.

Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Zenit appoint Italian coach Mancini

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday appointed Italian Roberto Mancini as manager in their quest to claw their way back after a third place league finish.

“Zenit football club welcomes Roberto Mancini to Saint Petersburg and wishes him success as manager of the white-and-blues,” the club wrote on its website.

Zenit appoint Italian coach Mancini

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday appointed Italian Roberto Mancini as manager in their quest to claw their way back after a third place league finish.

“Zenit football club welcomes Roberto Mancini to Saint Petersburg and wishes him success as manager of the white-and-blues,” the club wrote on its website.

Nations Cup winner Broos, Mancini want S. Africa job

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Belgian Hugo Broos, who guided Cameroon to a shock Africa Cup of Nations title 11 days ago, has applied for the vacant post of South Africa coach.

His name was among those released Thursday by the South African Football Association (SAFA) for one of the most sought after football jobs in Africa.

Nations Cup winner Broos, Mancini want S. Africa job

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Belgian Hugo Broos, who guided Cameroon to a shock Africa Cup of Nations title 11 days ago, has applied for the vacant post of South Africa coach.

His name was among those released Thursday by the South African Football Association (SAFA) for one of the most sought after football jobs in Africa.

Inter to summon De Boer after latest defeat – report

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan will host crisis talks with coach Frank De Boer, according to reports, as the Serie A giants slipped to their third consecutive league defeat to fall further out of title contention.

Inter invested heavily in the close season and parachuted former Ajax coach De Boer in to replace Roberto Mancini two weeks before the start of the season.

Inter to summon De Boer after latest defeat – report

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan will host crisis talks with coach Frank De Boer, according to reports, as the Serie A giants slipped to their third consecutive league defeat to fall further out of title contention.

Inter invested heavily in the close season and parachuted former Ajax coach De Boer in to replace Roberto Mancini two weeks before the start of the season.

De Boer risks job against Southampton: report

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer could be sacked if the struggling Italian giants fail to claim their first Europa League group win at home to Southampton on Thursday, said reports.

De Boer stepped in to replace Roberto Mancini two weeks before the start of the season with expectations the Nerazzurri would be among the title challengers at home and in Europe.

De Boer risks job against Southampton: report

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer could be sacked if the struggling Italian giants fail to claim their first Europa League group win at home to Southampton on Thursday, said reports.

De Boer stepped in to replace Roberto Mancini two weeks before the start of the season with expectations the Nerazzurri would be among the title challengers at home and in Europe.

Inter coach De Boer blasts heedless Kondogbia

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia paid the price for blanking coach Frank De Boer's instructions with an early exit as Bologna held the misfiring Nerazzurri to a 1-1 draw Sunday.

French midfielder Kondogbia was kept out of Inter's starting line-up on several occasions last season by former coach Roberto Mancini as he struggled to adapt to the game in Italy.

Inter coach De Boer blasts heedless Kondogbia

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia paid the price for blanking coach Frank De Boer's instructions with an early exit as Bologna held the misfiring Nerazzurri to a 1-1 draw Sunday.

French midfielder Kondogbia was kept out of Inter's starting line-up on several occasions last season by former coach Roberto Mancini as he struggled to adapt to the game in Italy.

Perisic winner stuns Juve, boosts De Boer

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Milan (AFP) A second-half winner by Ivan Perisic boosted Frank De Boer's survival prospects as Inter Milan fought to a deserved 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' win over Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.

De Boer, who succeeded Roberto Mancini at Inter two weeks before the start of the season, was rumoured to be facing the sack after a midweek defeat to Hapoel Beer Sheva followed a run of poor results in the league.

‘Rome not built in a day’ says embattled Inter boss De Boer

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Milan (AFP) Embattled Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer has called for patience amid a frustrating start to the campaign that has already dented hopes of contending the Serie A title.

Inter kickstart their Europa League campaign against Hapoel Beer-Sheva on Thursday but first face a tricky trip to league newcomers Pescara Sunday, a week before hosting Serie A champions Juventus.

‘Rome not built in a day’ says embattled Inter boss De Boer

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Milan (AFP) Embattled Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer has called for patience amid a frustrating start to the campaign that has already dented hopes of contending the Serie A title.

Inter kickstart their Europa League campaign against Hapoel Beer-Sheva on Thursday but first face a tricky trip to league newcomers Pescara Sunday, a week before hosting Serie A champions Juventus.

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Reports: Leicester City ‘Sound Out’ Roberto Mancini As Claudio Ranieri’s Immediate Replacement

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Having parted company with Claudio Ranieri last night, word on the wire is Leicester City are hoping to bringRoberto Mancini back to the club to fill the void.

Aged 36 at the time, Mancini madea small smattering (five) appearances for the Foxes right at the very end of his playing career, becoming something of a cult hero despite failing to score and never once completing a full 90 minutes.

Is Bastian Schweinsteiger Heading To Inter Milan?

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Roberto Mancini appears determined to start the oldest midfield in Serie A history next season. Much has been written about Mancini's unhealthy fascination with signing the 33-year-old Yaya Toure, and now Inter are being linked with manchester United's 31-year-old midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Inter ‘supporting Napoli’ as delegation of Chinese investors visit club

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Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini admitted his side will "be supporting Napoli" when the southerners visit Roma on Monday looking to tighten their grip on Serie A's second automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

Inter reinforced fourth in Italy's top flight on Saturday with a 3-1 home defeat of Udinese a match referred to in the Italian media as 'Strangers in the Night' because it kicked off without a single Italian player.

Inter ‘supporting Napoli’ as delegation of Chinese investors visit club

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Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini admitted his side will "be supporting Napoli" when the southerners visit Roma on Monday looking to tighten their grip on Serie A's second automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

Inter reinforced fourth in Italy's top flight on Saturday with a 3-1 home defeat of Udinese a match referred to in the Italian media as 'Strangers in the Night' because it kicked off without a single Italian player.

Mancini And Inter Not Giving Up On Champions League Dreams

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Mauro Icardi 50th goal in his 100th appearance for Inter Milan was enough to give the Nerazzurri a narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Frosinone on Saturday. A result that keeps their faint Champions League hopes alive. Inter are five points behind Roma, who host Bologna on Monday.

Luca Paganini could have snatched a memorable victory for the hosts when his header from Oliver Kragl's cross struck the post, Daniel Pavlovic hitting the crossbar with a free-kick and Daniel Ciofani's late effort clipping the post.

Yaya Toure Offered £30m-A-Year Contract To Move To China

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The arrival of Pep Guardiola at Eastlands will mean the departure of Yaya Toure from Manchester City, especially after Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk was quoted as saying that

The truth is that my grandfather would win the title with Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they are big clubs with great players.

‘Disrespectful’ Roberto Mancini hit with fine and ban

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Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has been handed a fine and a one-match ban by Serie A officials following a series of incidents at Sunday's 3-0 derby defeat to AC Milan.

Mancini was sent from the touchlines in the second half after arguing with the fourth official when the referee failed to award a penalty after Milan 'keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma clashed with striker Eder.

‘Disrespectful’ Roberto Mancini hit with fine and ban

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Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has been handed a fine and a one-match ban by Serie A officials following a series of incidents at Sunday's 3-0 derby defeat to AC Milan.

Mancini was sent from the touchlines in the second half after arguing with the fourth official when the referee failed to award a penalty after Milan 'keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma clashed with striker Eder.

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D.C. United, Inter Milan, Swansea City: Freedom Kicks for 18 April 2016

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Good morning friends! I hope everyone who attended had a great time; I know I did and I always loving meeting more of you all. Let's get into the links from around the weekend, shall we?

Early Sebastian Giovinco goals dooms D.C. United against Toronto FC - Black And Red United: Steven Streff has our coverage of Saturday's 1-0 loss to Toronto FC.

D.C. United makes Andrea Mancini signing official

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Roster full, probably.

Following their 3-0 loss to FC Dallas, D.C. United announced on their website (at 8am on an Easter Sunday morning) the signing of forward Andrea Mancini to their roster. The 23-year old forward and former member of the Manchester City youth system is the son of Roberto Mancini, coach of Inter Milan, the Serie A team in Italy owned by Erick Thohir, who is also the Managing Partner of D.

D.C. United signs Andrea Mancini

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The son of the current Inter Milan coach will be in Black and Red in America.

Gianluca DiMarzio reports (and B&RU has confirmed) that Andrea Mancini has signed with D.C. United. The 23-year old forward spent time in the Manchester City and Inter Milan youth systems, but of late has spent time getting occasional starts with two separate clubs in the Hungarian League.

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Manuel Pellegrini demands Manchester City make strong finish

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Only the most faithful of Manchester City supporters would bet on Manuel Pellegrini ending his reign as manager with another Premier League title, but Saturday's trip to Norwich at least offers the chance to strengthen their hold on a top-four spot.

Pellegrini's side have been consistently successful against the teams towards the foot of the table this season and maintained that record by beating Aston Villa 4-0 last Saturday, ending a run of three successive league defeats in the process.

Manuel Pellegrini demands Manchester City make strong finish

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Only the most faithful of Manchester City supporters would bet on Manuel Pellegrini ending his reign as manager with another Premier League title, but Saturday's trip to Norwich at least offers the chance to strengthen their hold on a top-four spot.

Pellegrini's side have been consistently successful against the teams towards the foot of the table this season and maintained that record by beating Aston Villa 4-0 last Saturday, ending a run of three successive league defeats in the process.

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15 Big-Named Foreign Players You Might Have Forgotten Played In The Premier League

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As part of Pies' ongoing mini nostalgia-fest, we thought we'd follow up our compendiumof elderlyfootballers still plugging away out thereby cobbling together a list of some of the big names whose Premier League exploits may have slipped from your consciousness over time.

Let's delve in, starting with the man in the photo above.

Man City: Roberto Mancini Had His Assistant Warm Up His Jumper With A Hairdryer On Cold Days

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Bobby Two Hats, in all his bobbled glory

One look at Roberto Mancini's standard winterMan City training garb is enough to tell you that he is a man who does not like the cold. Not one bit.

Indeed, it appearsthat the Italian went to great lengths to stave off the chill Mancunian climate during his time in the north west, including having a little chappre-warm his clothes for him while he was out on the training pitch.

Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger with ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini

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Arsenal are preparing to part company with long-serving manager Arsene Wenger this summer and replace him with Roberto Mancini, according to Italian...

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Italian FA asked to punish Daniele De Rossi over gypsy slur

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Italian soccer bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic "a shitty gypsy" during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday. The Associazione 21 lluglio and Popica Onlus, organizations which defend the rights of ethnic Roma and Sinti people in Italy, said De Rossi should be sanctioned as swiftly and severely as Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was last week for homophobic abuse.