Wednesday 18 October 2017

Reeling in years with Roberto

1964

Born on November 27, Jesi, Italy.

1981

Makes debut for Bologna as 17-year-old. Scores nine goals in 30 matches in first season.

1982

Signs for Sampdoria. Scores four goals in 22 matches in his first season.

1985

Helps Samp to Coppa Italia triumph.

1988

Wins second Coppa Italia.

1989

Wins third Coppa Italia.

1990

Reaches double figures for first time in his career, scoring 11 goals in 31 games. Wins UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as Sampdoria defeat Anderlecht 2-0.

1991

Sampdoria win Scudetto for first time in club's history, with Mancini hitting 12 goals.

1992

Samp lose 1-0 to Barcelona at Wembley in European Cup final.

1994

Wins fourth Coppa Italia with Samp.

1997

Scores 15 goals in 33 Serie A games, equalling his best haul, before signing for Lazio.

1998

Helps Lazio win Coppa Italia.

1999

Wins second European title of his career as Lazio defeat Real Mallorca 2-1 in Cup Winners' Cup final.

2000

Fails to score in 20 matches as Lazio win Scudetto and Coppa Italia and announces playing retirement after career which saw him represent Italy 36 times. Joins Lazio's coaching staff as Sven-Goran Eriksson's No 2.

2001

January: Eriksson resigns and Mancini announces he will follow the coach out of the Stadio Olimpico. Makes playing comeback with Leicester, making five appearances for club.

March 7: Returns to coaching, taking charge of Fiorentina.

June 13: Earns first coaching honour as Fiorentina beat Parma in Coppa Italia final.

2002

January 11: Resigns as Fiorentina coach with club second-bottom of Serie A.

May 9: Lazio part with Alberto Zaccheroni and appoint Mancini as new coach.

2003

June: Lazio finish fourth in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League.

2004

May: Wins Coppa Italia, defeating Juventus 4-2.

July 7: Takes over as coach of Inter Milan following resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni in June.

2005

Leads Inter to Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup glory.

2006

Again leads Inter to Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup triumphs. Inter also awarded Scudetto after Juventus and AC Milan are stripped of points due to match-fixing scandal.

2007

Guides Inter to successful defence of Serie A title.

2008

March 11: Announces he plans to leave Inter at end of season at post-match press conference following his side's Champions League exit at hands of Liverpool.

March 12: Reverses his decision.

May 18: Guides Inter to third consecutive Scudetto.

May 24: Inter go down 2-1 to Roma in Coppa Italia final.

May 29: Inter sack Mancini. A settlement between the two parties is finally reached in October 2009, prior to which Mancini is unable to take up a managerial position elsewhere.

2009

December 19: Manchester City confirm the sacking of manager Mark Hughes and announce the appointment of Mancini as his replacement on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

2010

May: City finish the season in fifth place in the Premier League, just missing out on the Champions League.

2011

March: City are eliminated from the Europa League in the last 16 by Dynamo Kiev.

May: After a bringing in the likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure in a pre-season spending spree, City finish third in the Premier League, securing qualification to the Champions League for the first time.

May 14: Leads City to their first major silverware in 35 years as Yaya Toure's goal secures a 1-0 victory over Stoke in the FA Cup final.

October 23: Guides City to a stunning 6-1 league victory over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

December 7: City crash out of the Champions League in the group stage after finishing third behind Napoli and Bayern Munich in Group A.

2012

March 15: City again exit the Europa League in the last 16, going down on away goals to Sporting Lisbon.

May 13: City clinch their first league title in 44 years as Sergio Aguero's dramatic late winner against QPR sees Mancini's men pip Manchester United to top spot on goal difference.

July 9: Agrees a new five-year contract at City, which should keep him at Eastlands until 2017.

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