New Delhi: Roberto Mancini has returned to Inter Milan for a second stint as manager. The news was confirmed by the club through their official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.
— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) November 14, 2014
The former Manchester City boss has replaced Walter Mazzarri at the helm. The 49-year-old has not been employed after he left Turkey's Galatasaray earlier this year.
Mazzarri, who led Napoli to the Serie A runner-up spot in 2013, joined Inter in time for the start of last season but has consistently seen his side under-perform.
Inter, Italy`s last Champions League winners, in 2010, failed to qualify for the competition this season and currently sit ninth in the league, 12 points behind leaders Juventus.
Recent reports claimed that Inter president Erick Thohir, the Indonesian businessman who bought a 70 percent stake in the club a year ago, had given Mazzarri until the end of the Milan derby next week before deciding the 53-year-old Mazzarri`s future.
Mancini had a very successful first spell with the Nerazzurri with three consecutive Serie A titles and two Italian Cups during a four-year tenure between 2004-08. He was eventually replaced by Jose Mourinho.
The Italian was then hired by Manchester City for their audacious bid to conquer the Premier League and Champions League.
Despite delivering the league title in 2012, the ambitious City management sacked him after he failed to retain it in 2013 and progress beyond the group stage of the Champions League.
Mancini's managerial resume comprises of 10 trophies at five different clubs. He now returns to the club that dismissed him for his post match comments after a by Liverpool when he announced he was going to resign.
With agency inputs