Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as the new head coach of Italy.
The 53-year-old succeeds Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked in November after the Azzurri missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Mancini, who led Manchester City to their first title in 44 years in 2012, will be undertaking his first role in international management.
Since leaving the Etihad Stadium in 2013, the Italian has managed Galatasaray and Inter Milan before joining Zenit in June of 2017.
He agreed a mutual termination of his contract with Zenit St Petersburg on Sunday and will now manage his country, for whom he played 36 times.
Luigi di Biagio had stepped up from the under-21s to take interim charge of the senior national side but will now make way for Mancini.