Mancini confirmed as new Inter coach

The Italian returns to the San Siro for his second spell with the Nerazzurri after Walter Mazzarri was sacked on Friday morning

Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as the new coach of Inter, returning to the club for his second spell in charge.

The Nerazzurri sacked Walter Mazzarri on Friday after a poor start to the season and have brought the former Manchester City boss in to replace him.

Mancini, who won three consecutive Serie A titles in his first spell as Inter boss from 2004 to 2008, has been confirmed as the new boss by the club.

“F.C. Internazionale is pleased to announce that Roberto Mancini is the new first-team head coach. He will begin coaching duties on Saturday,” a statement read on their official website.

Club president Erick Thohir says he is delighted to welcome the 49-year-old, who has coached Manchester City and Galatasaray since leaving San Siro, back to the team and believes he is the right man to take them back to the pinnacle of Italian and European football.

“Our goal is to regain our rightful position as one of the very top clubs in Europe and that’s why I am so happy to welcome back Roberto Mancini,” he said.

“His track record both at Inter and elsewhere speaks for itself, and his international experience and hunger for success will I know drive the team to the next level.”