Inter Milan on Friday fired Walter Mazzarri as its head coach, with reports across Italy claiming that former boss Roberto Mancini is being lined up as Mazzarri’s replacement. Mazzarri oversaw a disappointing start to the Serie A season, with Inter languishing in ninth-place, 12 points behind pace-setter Juventus.
Mancini coached Inter between 2004 and 2008, leading the Nerazzurri to three Serie A titles before being fired by former president Massimo Moratti. He was hired six months later by Manchester City, which he led to the Premier League title in 2012. If he is re-appointed, Mancini’s first game in charge would be the derby against city rival AC Milan on Nov 23.
For Mazzarri, the former Napoli coach, it is the first time in his career that he has been fired by a club, having left previous jobs of his own accord.