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Italian football has been in turmoil ever since. Although Mancini took over last May, the Italian football federation is still to elect a new president.
The optimism which followed Mancini’s appointment as Italy coach in May quickly drained away following their 1-0 loss to Portugal.
The Azzurri rescued a point in their Group 3 opener against Poland on Friday in Bologna and next play the European champions -- without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo -- at Lisbon's Estadio da Luz.
Jorginho's penalty 12 minutes from time made amends after the Chelsea midfielder's blunder had allowed former Napoli teammate Piotr Zielinski's opener for Poland just before the break.
Sergei Semak has signed a two-year deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg that includes the option for a third season.
Mancini opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal and Sassuolo winger Matteo Politano handed his full debut.
Mancini reached the semi-finals of Euro 1988, and was in the squad that finished third in the 1990 World Cup on home soil.
Mancini led Manchester City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan.
Mancini, 53, is among the favourites to lead the four-time World Cup winners, with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and former Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti also being touted as candidates.
Conte, 48, coached Italy from 2014 to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before taking over at Chelsea.
The 53-year-old Mancini, who has coached Manchester City and Inter Milan, is among several candidates for the role — along with Conte, Carlo Ancelotti and Claudio Ranieri.
Coach Giampiero Ventura was fired last November after Italy's shock failure to reach the World Cup final for the first time in 60 years.