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FACTBOX-Soccer-Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini, who said on Tuesday he wanted to quit the club at the end of the season.

* Born: November 27, 1964 in Jesi, Italy.

* Makes debut for Bologna in 1981, becoming the youngest player to compete in Italy’s top flight.

* In 1982 moves to Sampdoria to begin a 15-year career at the Genoa-based club, during which he won five Italian Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1990) and one Serie A title (1991).

* Makes international debut for Italy in 1984 in a friendly against Canada. Goes on to makes 36 international appearances, scoring four goals.

* In 1997 joins Lazio, where he is reunited with his former Sampdoria coach, Sven-Goran Eriksson.

* In 2000 Lazio win only their second Serie A title. A year later Mancini begins coaching career as Eriksson’s assistant.

* In January 2001 leaves Lazio to go on loan to English Premier League side Leicester City, but returns after four matches to become coach of Fiorentina, whom he leads to Italian Cup victory.

* Resigns from Fiorentina in 2002 as club heads toward bankruptcy.

* In August 2002, returns to Lazio as coach. Despite close-season sales of key players Alessandro Nesta and Hernan Crespo and threat of bankruptcy, Mancini steers the club to fourth in Serie A.

* In 2004 Lazio win Italian Cup, defeating Juventus in the final, and finish sixth in the league for a UEFA Cup berth.

* In July 2004 is released from his contract by Lazio and shortly afterwards named coach of Inter Milan.

* Mancini led Inter to the Italian Cup in 2005 and 2006 and consecutive Serie A titles in 2006 and 2007.

* March 2008, says he wants to quit at end of season following Inter’s Champions League last-16 elimination by Liverpool.

* His record makes him Inter’s most successful coach in the last 10 years.

Compiled by Neil Maidment; Editing by Ed Osmond

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