Roberto Mancini has been relieved of his duty as Inter Milan manager. The club confirmed on Monday that they are parting ways with the Italian.
Mancini, 51, was appointed in November 2014 and now leaves the club by mutual agreement. It was his second spell at the club, having previously coached the team between 2004-2008. After leaving the club, he spent four years at Manchester City and one season with Turkish side Galatasaray before returning to Inter. He led the team to a 4th place finish last season and a spot in the Europa League.
Mancini’s relationship with the new Chinese owners reportedly broke down over the summer, and the favorite to take over the Nerazzurri is former Ajax manager Frank De Boer. Inter released a statement on the club’s official website, confirming the departure of Mancini.
“F.C. Internazionale Milano confirms that it has parted company with head coach Roberto Mancini by mutual agreement.
“Inter would like to place on record its thanks to Roberto for the work carried out with the team since joining in November 2014.
“Last season the Club led Serie A until the Christmas break, ending the season in fourth place and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.
“We thank Roberto for the work and commitment he has shown the Club over the past 20 months.”
Inter have two friendlies remaining of preseason, as they take on Borussia Monchengladbach in Ancona and Celtic in Ireland. They kick off the Serie A season on Aug. 21 on the road against Chievo Verona.