Ex-Manchester City boss favourite for Inter return

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini seems to be the most likely replacement for under-fire Inter coach Walter Mazzarri, according to Italian press reports.

Inter boss Walter Mazzarri's job has been hanging by a thread for weeks and Roberto Mancini seems to be waiting in the wings.

After a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, Inter were under pressure to start this season with a bang, but they have been just as inconsistent.

A 4-1 home thumping by Cagliari and a 3-0 loss to Fiorentina left Mazzarri on the brink of a dismissal, but club owner Erick Thohir has given him the benefit of the doubt.

Inter grabbed a late equaliser against Napoli, struggled past Cesena and needed a last-gasp Mauro Icardi penalty to beat Sampdoria last weekend, but Mazzarri is still in a job.

However, many in the Italian press believe Mazzarri's days are numbered and on Mediaset Premium it was suggested that Mancini is already being lined up to return to the club he won three consecutive titles with between 2005 and 2008.

The former Manchester City boss has been out of a job since leaving Galatasaray in June 2014 and was linked to the Italian national team before Antonio Conte was appointed.

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