- Jul 20, 2004
- Old username
10 years of FIF
Compared to some recent choices FIGC has made, Mancini is a big improvement on the likes of Ventura, Di Biagio and Donadoni. The bias against Mancini on this forum is a bit silly, but FIF always likes to scapegoat the coach (unless you win the treble).
That said, Mancini may not suit the rebuilding process specially because Italy lacks the kind of players he usually needs - the kind of players who can physically dominate the midfield for example. Someone like Sarri may have been the best fit for an Azzurri revolution.
Tactically, I can see Mancini playing a 4-3-3 with attacking wingers. But in the midfield is where his biggest problem lies as the likes of Verratti, Cristante or Pellegrini may not suit his style, we will probably see more players like Jorginho, Parolo, Barella or even Gagliardini.
Mancini is one of the main reasons Inter did bad in the Europe, not to mention the large amount of terrible players he signed and played and his bias towards certain players, questionable subs, tactics and starting players. He is a coach who i thought would improve after Lazio and Fiorentina and all of us while we do appreciate the league wins, as time told we were right.
With Italy, he is off-course among the best choices, good thing is that he cant sign anyone for Italy.