Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is set to take charge of Turkish first division champions Galatasaray after it was confirmed the Italian is in talks with the Istanbul club to take over from Fatih Terim.
Mancini has been out of work since May after being fired as coach of Man City.
The 48-year-old was at the Etihad Stadium for three-and-a-half years during which time he steered the club to a Premier League title and FA Cup glory.
Terim was voted out by the club’s board last week after refusing to sign a contract extension.
The club have also made poor start to the season including a 6-1 mauling by Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The 60-year-old – who is also the Turkish national coach – remains Galatasaray’s most successful manager having led them to six of their record 19 domestic titles, as well as the 2000 Uefa Cup.
Galatasaray’s next outing is a Champions League clash with Juventus on Wednesday in Turin.