Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in talks with Turkish champions Galatasaray about their vacant manager’s position.
Galatasaray posted a photo of the 48-year-old Italian with the Istanbul club’s chief executive Lufti Aribogan in a meeting purpotedly called to finalise terms between the two parties.
Should an agreement be reached, Mancini will succeed Fatih Terim, who was relieved of his duties last week after talks of contract renewal failed to make headways.
The 60-year-old Terim will forever be remembered by Gala fans, having led them to six of their record 19 domestic titles, as well as the 2000 UEFA Cup following an 11-year spell as a player.
However, the club has made a disappointing start to the Turkish League season, with only one win from their first five games.
Coupled with their Europen Champions League Matchday 1 loss to Real Madrid on 17th September, it has not been a good start so far and Mancini will have to fancy out a scheme towards emerging one of the top two teams from Group D, which also has Juventus and FC Copenhagen, should he get the job.
Mancini was sacked by City in May following a trophyless campain. He won three successive Italian titles and two Italian Cups with Inter Milan, before winning the FA Cup and Premier League with City.