Expert Vũ Mạnh Hải: Hồng Phúc is wrong but Indonesia’s demand to withdraw from the tournament is too childish!
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The unexpected decision of Italy’s national team head coach Roberto Mancini to resign has taken the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) by surprise. Mancini abruptly stepped down, accusing the FIGC of not respecting him throughout their collaboration.
While resigning due to dissatisfaction with the FIGC, Mancini has agreed to take over as the head coach of the Saudi Arabia national team, with an annual salary of up to 30 million euros.
However, the FIGC believes that Mancini did not respect the previous contract between the two parties. He left without fulfilling the obligations of the old contract, but has already signed a new contract with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. Therefore, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the FIGC will demand compensation from Mancini. The organization asserts that Mancini’s resignation has not been officially accepted.
Italy failed to secure a spot in the 2022 World Cup
There are several conditions in the agreement between the two parties that allow Mancini to automatically terminate the contract. These conditions include achieving certain sporting achievements, such as qualifying for the World Cup or EURO.
As we know, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup 2022 and has not yet secured a spot in EURO 2024, which means that Mancini did not meet the conditions that would allow him to leave freely.
Therefore, the FIGC has the right to demand compensation for the damages. So far, no legal actions have been taken, but it is believed that the FIGC is “preparing actions against Mancini.”
During his tenure with the Azzurri, Mancini’s greatest success was winning the EURO 2020 title by defeating England 3-2 in a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium.
In Saudi Arabia, his mission will be to help the team win the 2023 Asian Cup. The last time Saudi Arabia won the Asian Cup was 27 years ago, since then they have finished as runners-up twice. Saudi Arabia is also determined to perform well in the World Cup 2026 qualifiers and finals.
Will U23 Indonesia, the team that defeated China, face more “bitterness” in the Asian tournament?