Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has signed a three-year deal with Galatasaray to replace Fatih Terim, who was dismissed, the Turkish champions said on Monday (September 30).
The Italian was appointed two days before his new club visit his homeland to face Juventus in the Champions League.
Galatasaray said Mancini would be paid 3.5 million euros (£2.92 million) for the rest of the season and 4.5 million for each of the next two seasons, excluding bonuses.
Mancini had been out of a job since being dismissed by the English club in May after his team were defeated by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final and gave up their Premier League crown to Manchester United without much of a fight.
He spent 3-1/2 years at the Etihad Stadium, leading City to the Premier League title in 2012 and the FA Cup the previous year, ending the club's 35-year trophy drought.
His frantic gesticulations on the touchline, wild goal celebrations and sense of humour meant there was never a dull moment with Mancini, but his often harsh management style seemed to get his players' backs up.
Having won silverware at all the clubs he has previously managed, including four Italian Cups and three Serie A titles, Mancini arrives in Turkey with the pedigree needed to turn around a poor start to the season by the 19-times domestic champions.
Terim, who is also the Turkey manager, was voted out of the Galatasaray job at a meeting of the club's board of directors after rejecting a contract extension.
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