From his handsome looks to his tailored designer suits, Roberto Mancini has left football fans swooning throughout the Euros.
The Italy coach, 56, is the main obstacle standing between the England team and the Euro trophy tomorrow night after rebuilding the national side from the ruins of November 2017, when they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
He’s lead Italy to the final so far, without losing any games – including two impressive 3-0 wins.
And many of those watching the matches have been blown away by Mancini – who previously worked as manager of Manchester City – taking to Twitter in their hoards to call him ‘hot’ and ‘suave’.
Unfortunately for fans crushing on the father-of-three, he’s off the market, having married beautiful brunette lawyer Silvia Fortini in 2018.
From his handsome looks to his tailored designer suits, Italian stallion Roberto Mancini is leaving football fans swooning (pictured left, at Euro 2020, and right, topless in 2013)
Unfortunately for fans crushing on the 56-year-old, he’s off the market, having married beautiful brunette lawyer Silvia Fortini in 2018
But this hasn’t stopped fans from swooning over heartthrob Mancini, who has been wearing a custom Armani suit at the sidelines throughout the tournament.
One took to Twitter to write: ‘Why do I find Roberto Mancini hot? Someone help me.’
Another wrote: ‘I’m just putting it out there that I’ve always thought Roberto Mancini to be quite hot.’
‘Oh word! Roberto Mancini looks so cool and suave in his suit,’ a third wrote. ‘The Italia footie shirt is the best design of the tournament in my honest opinion.’
Another added: ‘Roberto Mancini always looks the business. From his sharp cut suits to his grey streak in his hair. The Italians are just style.’
Born in a small town in Marche, east Italy in 1964, Mancini’s made his footballing debut for Bologna FC in 1981.
Fans have been going wild over heartthrob Mancini, who has been wearing a custom Armani suit during the Euro 2020 competition
The following year, he was bought by Sampdoria, for £2.2 million, and he stayed at the club until 1997.
He went on to join Leicester City on loan in January 2001 and made his debut in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal in January 2001.
He failed to complete a full 90 minutes in his five appearances for the club, and his final game was a 2-1 defeat against Everton the following month.
The master creator ended his playing career abruptly in February 2001 when he accepted an offer to join Fiorentina as manager, and moved back to his native Italy.
Mancini has won praise from former colleagues, with some calling him an ‘absolute gentleman’ and others deeming him a ‘top fella’
Italy will face either England in the final of the European Championships tomorrow night
He then went on to manage Roman side S.S. Lazio from 2002 to 2004, before picking up the reigns at Inter Milan for four years.
After a year’s break from football, in 2009, he returned to the UK and signed on as manager at Manchester City after the sacking of Mark Hughes, where he’s credited as making them major trophy winners.
But he’d actually made his mark on the English Premier League a decade earlier during his short spell at Leicester City as a player.
Mancini is widely recognised in the Premier League for turning Manchester City into major trophy winners
Peter Taylor was the Leicester boss when Mancini arrived but the deal was first suggested by a mutual friend, former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Taylor had been England Under 21 coach at the start of the Eriksson era while Mancini had worked under the Swede at Sampdoria and Lazio.
Taylor recently praised Mancini, saying: ‘He was an absolute gentleman, a top fella — very serious about what he did. He didn’t just turn up for training and go home again. He would look closely at everything we did.
‘He used to talk to me about the importance of team spirit and how strong he thought it was at Leicester.
Mancini was married to his first wife Federica Morelli for 26 years before the pair split in 2016 and he went on to marry Silvia Fortini in 2018 (pictured)
‘I think he saw with us how vital it was to develop that, rather than just treating the players as you want to. Roberto has done that with Italy because of what he is — a consistent and serious professional.’
Taylor knew that it would take time for Mancini to adjust to the speed of the Premier League but still felt the move worthwhile because of what he could bring to the squad.
‘We knew he wasn’t going to be fully fit straightaway but the squad loved him,’ added Taylor. ‘You could tell how much they wanted to speak to him about his life and career. They couldn’t wait to have a coffee with him.’
And Mancini clearly has brought togetherness to the Italian squad today, with pundits praising him for the team’s spirit.
Many of those watching Euro 2020 have been distracted by the football bosses good looks and handsome smile
Former England captain Shearer recently told Match of The Day:’ You’ve got to complement Mancini and his team. What a team of character he’s got, 33 matches that’s now unbeaten for Italy.
‘The togetherness they have in that squad together with their ability, they’re going to be very tough to beat in the final.’
Mancini was married to his first wife Federica Morelli for 26 years before the pair split in 2016.
The couple have three children, son, Filippo, 30, and Andrea, 28, who are both professional footballers, and daughter Camilla, 27.