Sampdoria legend Roberto Mancini is delighted with their appointment of Sinisa Mihajlovic as new coach.

The Galatasaray boss had the Serb at Inter Milan as his No2.

"I believe Mihajlovic was the best possible choice for Sampdoria and more proof of the passion President Edoardo Garrone has for this club," Mancini told ANSA news agency.

"I think the fans need to stay close to them now."

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