Former Galatasaray and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as the new manager of Serie A giants Internazionale for the second time.
The Italian had a spell with Inter from 2004-2008 and was able to win the Serie A title three times along with the Coppa Italia twice and the Supercoppa Italiana twice.
Mancini, who left Turkish side Galatasaray, who finished second under the Italian’s management last season, was the subject of a huge dispute with the club chairman over transfer budget issues, thus losing the support of the Turkish club’s fans which lead the 49-year-old to subsequently leave his post.
“When I accepted the coaching post, Gala's aims were different.” said Mancini.
Inter Milan however, a club where Mancini is well loved and admired. Mancini’s appointment follows the sacking of Walter Mazzarri who was sacked for Inter’s poor start to the current campaign.
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Inter president Erick Thohir said: "His track record both at Inter and elsewhere speaks for itself.
"His international experience and hunger for success will I know drive the team to the next level."The BBC reports.
Mancini perfect for the role
The ex-president of Inter, Massimo Moratti spoke highly of the former Man City boss on Friday when it was revealed that Inter were in the hunt for a new coach.
Moratti said:“Thohir certainly had it in his mind to fire Mazzarri. You have to ask Thohir about it.
“I'm sorry for Mazzarri, he gave it his all. I'm happy for Mancini and I hope for the best. He's very good, a hard worker and is needed at this time.”
Inter are currently in ninth position with only four wins from a possible 11 in Serie A.