FACTBOX-Roberto Mancini factbox

Updated: May 29, 2008, 2:37 PM ET
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May 29 - Factbox on Roberto Mancini, who has been sacked as Inter Milan coach.

* Born: Nov. 27, 1964 in Jesi, Italy.

* Makes debut for Bologna in 1981, becoming the youngest player to compete in Italy's top flight.

* In 1982, moves to Sampdoria to begin a 15-year career at the Genoa-based club, during which he won four Italian Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1990) and one Serie A title (1991).

* Makes international debut for Italy in 1984 in a friendly against Canada. Goes on to make 36 international appearances, scoring four goals.

* In 1997 joins Lazio, where he is reunited with his former Sampdoria coach, Sven-Goran Eriksson.

* In 2000, Lazio win only their second Serie A title. A year later Mancini begins coaching career as Eriksson's assistant.

* In January 2001, leaves Lazio to go on loan to English Premier League side Leicester City, but returns after four matches to become coach of Fiorentina, whom he leads to Italian Cup victory.

* Resigns from Fiorentina in 2002 as club heads toward bankruptcy.

* In August 2002, returns to Lazio as coach. Despite close-season sales of key players Alessandro Nesta and Hernan Crespo and threat of bankruptcy, Mancini steers the club to fourth in Serie A.

* In 2004, Lazio win Italian Cup, defeating Juventus in the final, and finish sixth in the league for a UEFA Cup berth.

* In July 2004, is released from his contract by Lazio and shortly afterwards is named coach of Inter Milan.

* Mancini leads Inter to the Italian Cup in 2005 and 2006 and consecutive Serie A titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

* In March 2008, he says he wants to quit at end of season following Inter's Champions League last-16 elimination by Liverpool, only to change his mind the next day.

Sacked at the end of the campaign. (Compiled by Neil Maidment and Mark Meadows; Editing by Rex Gowar)

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