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Roberto Mancini has been appointed as Galatasaray’s manager. The former Manchester City No1 has agreed a three-year deal with the Istanbul club.

The Italian’s first match in charge will be Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Juventus. Mancini, who was sacked as City manager in May, said in quotes reported on the official Galatasaray Twitter feed: “I am very happy to come to a club as big as Galatasaray. The Galatasaray-Juventus match will be a happy coincidence for me.”

The Super Lig club confirmed Mancini would be paid €3.5m (£2.9m) for the current season and €4.5m (£3.8m) for the following two, plus bonuses.

Mancini takes over from Fatih Terim, who was sacked on Saturday after rejecting a contract extension.

The 48-year-old Italian had been out of work since leaving the Etihad after a three-and-a-half-year reign which included a Premier League title success in 2012 and the 2011 FA Cup. He failed to make an impact with the club in the Champions League, however.

Galatasaray – who in January spent heavily on the likes of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder – have had a disappointing start to the season, taking only seven points from five league games, while they suffered a 6-1 home thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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