Date of birth
27 November 1964
Place of birth
Jesi, Ancona, Italy.
Roberto Mancini succeeded Mark Hughes as City manager on December 19, 2009 and guided the Blues to a best-ever Premier League finish of fifth, ensuring a place in the Europa League.
The 45-year-old Italian’s previous job had been as coach of Inter Milan, where he enjoyed enormous success.
He won three consecutive Serie A titles and two Italian Cups, and won almost 62% of his 226 games at the helm.
Mancini’s playing career was no less glittering and spanned 20 years at the top.
A striker by profession, he made more than 700 domestic and European appearances, scoring 206 goals along the way for Bologna, Sampdoria and Lazio.
His final matches as a player were in a Leicester City shirt at the age of 36. He earned 36 senior caps for his country to add to the 26 gained at under- 21 level. He won two Serie A titles and six Italian Cup winner's medals as well as a pair of Uefa Cup winners’ medals.
His first steps in management came at Fiorentina and Lazio before he moved on to Internazionale.
Roberto’s son Filippo spent several months on loan at City during the tenure of Sven-Goran Eriksson.