|Date of birth||6 June 1974|
|Place of birth||Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy|
|Malta (head coach)|
Devis Mangia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdɛːviz ˈmandʒa]; born 6 June 1974) is an Italian association football manager, currently in charge of the Malta national football team.
Mangia started his coaching career at age 30, working alongside Sean Sogliano at Eccellenza club Varese and leading them to two promotion, and back into professionalism, in three years. He successively worked at Serie D and Serie C2 clubs from the Northern Italy such as Tritium, Ivrea and Valenzana. In 2010, he returned at Varese, this time as youth coach, and guided a team composed by unknown youngsters to a spot in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera final.
In June 2011, Mangia agreed to follow director of football Sean Sogliano at Palermo, accepting a job offer as head of the under-19 team at the Sicilian club in place of Paolo Beruatto.
Later on 31 August, Mangia was surprisingly appointed as temporary head coach following the dismissal of Stefano Pioli, under recommendation by Sogliano; despite not having the required coaching badges, he was allowed to serve as head coach due to having been admitted to the national 2011–12 UEFA Pro license course. His first game in charge of team duties, played on 11 September against European powerhouse Inter, saw Palermo, now switched to a brand-new 4–4–2 tactical disposition, achieving an astonishing 4–3 win thanks to a brace from captain Fabrizio Miccoli. Under Mangia's tenure, Palermo significantly improved and achieved three wins and 10 points in the first five Serie A games, including a consecutive two games with a clean sheet, a relevant feat for what was the second-worst defence in the previous season; such results, together with the strict relationship between Mangia and director of football Sean Sogliano and Delio Rossi's confirmed refusal of a Palermo comeback, led the press to speculate about the possibility of him being offered a new contract as permanent head coach. Despite Sogliano's resignation as director of football on 2 November 2011, Mangia was then eventually offered a two-year contract as head coach, which he signed on 4 November 2011. On 19 December 2011, he was sacked from his position after the 2-0 derby defeat to Sicilian rivals, Catania Calcio the day before, along with assistant coach Onofrio Barone.
Devis Mangia has been hired as Italy's under-21 coach, replacing Ciro Ferrara. Mangia described the job as "one of the most prestigious in Italian football" and says "it is a sign of great esteem and responsibility, I'm really happy". Mangia has vowed to follow the model of Italy's senior team coach Cesare Prandelli, who guided the Azzurri to the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship final.
He guided the Azzurrini to qualification to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where the Italian team made it to the final, where they were ultimately defeated 4–2 by Spain. He stepped down from his role after the end of the tournament.
On 16 December 2013, Mangia was named new head coach of ambitious Serie B club Spezia, guiding them to eighth place and qualification to the promotion playoffs, where they were defeated 1–0 by Modena in the first preliminary round and thus eliminated.
He successively left Spezia to become new head coach of Serie B promotion hopefuls Bari for the 2014–15 season, but was sacked on 16 November 2014 due to poor results.
On 23 May 2017, Mangia was named new head coach of Romanian team CS Universitatea Craiova. On 14 October, he was named "Coach of the First Half of the Season" by LPF. On May 27, 2018 Universitatea won the Romanian Cup.
On 30 December 2019, the Malta Football Association announced the appointment of Devis Mangia as national teams’ head coach. Mangia signed a contract until 31 December 2023.
|Varese||1 July 2004||14 June 2007||116||57||39||20||49.14|
|Tritium||14 June 2007||3 June 2008||42||23||12||7||54.76|
|Ivrea||4 June 2008||28 April 2009||35||11||10||14||31.43|
|Valenzana||4 November 2009||19 May 2010||23||8||9||6||34.78|
|Palermo||31 August 2011||19 December 2011||16||6||3||7||37.50|
|Italy U21||18 July 2012||2 July 2013||14||10||1||3||71.43|
|Spezia||16 December 2013||23 June 2014||26||10||8||8||38.46|
|Bari||7 July 2014||16 November 2014||16||5||4||7||31.25|
|Ascoli||4 November 2015||10 May 2016||29||10||6||13||34.48|
|Universitatea Craiova||23 May 2017||15 April 2019||82||40||20||22||48.78|
|Malta||30 December 2019||Present||20||5||5||10||25.00|