It won't be easy though, as the four time champions failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.
Mancini arrived in Rome on Monday morning after parting company with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg at the weekend.
Mancini's first game as Italy manager will be against Saudi Arabia in San Gallo on May 28.
Mancini is expected to take over with Italy after the commissioner of the Italian football federation, Roberto Fabbricini, said earlier this month a move was agreed in principle but details still needed to be resolved. "We'll explain everything about the contract tomorrow (Tuesday), he's very happy and so are we".
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Italy then play France in Nice on June 1 and the Netherlands in Turin on June 4. Could a national team return for Mario Balotelli be on the cards? Four-time World Cup winners Italy missed out on this summer's World Cup after losing to Sweden in the play-offs.
He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.
He was never a regular with Italy during his 10-year global career, during which he won 36 caps and scored four goals. They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they have done better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016.
Luigi di Biagio, the coach of Italy's Under-21s side, has been in caretaker charge of the national team.