Roberto Mancini has been named the new manager of Turkish champions Galatasaray on a three-year contract.
The Istanbul club confirmed on Sunday that talks with the former Manchester City boss were in progress, after having a meeting with the club director Lufti Aribogan.
The Italian succeeds 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.
The club has made a disappointing start to the Turkish League season, with only one win from their first five games.
Mancini was sacked by City in May following a trophyless campaign. He won three successive Italian titles and two Italian Cups with Inter Milan, before winning the FA Cup and Premier League with City.
Mancini will have to fancy out a scheme towards emerging one of the top two teams from Group D, which also has Juventus, Real Madrid and FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.
The Italian’s first match in charge will be Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus.