Milan: Italy head coach Antonio Conte and skipper Gigi Buffon have welcomed Roberto Mancini as the new Inter coach.
Mancini succeeded Walter Mazzarri on the Nerazzurri bench Friday after spending six years at Manchester City and Galatasaray, reported Xinhua.
"I feel sad for Mazzarri, and the dismissal of a colleague is never good," said Conte. "Good luck to him and as well to Mancini, whom I welcome back to Serie A."
Buffon said Mancini's return could serve Italian soccer good.
"Mancini's return can only be a good thing for Italian football. We are talking about a coach with great charisma who attracts important international level players to his teams," he said.
"Mancini can help us relaunch our football movement on the international stage," he added.