Inter Milan confirm Roberto Mancini as new manager

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been appointed Inter Milan manager for the second time.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has returned to Inter Milan for his second spell as boss, the Serie A club have announced.

The 49-year-old, who replaces the sacked Walter Mazzarri, had been out of work since leaving Turkish club Galatasaray in June, with Inter president Erik Thorir confirming his arrival on the club's official website.

"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 in a statement.

"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."

Mancini won three successive Serie A titles with Inter during his four-season reign between 2004 and 2008, as well as two Copa Italias, but his failures in Europe saw the club opt to replace him with Jose Mourinho.

He would go on to be appointed City manager in December 2009, helping them win the Premier League in 2012, before being replaced at the Etihad Stadium by Manuel Pellegrini in the summer of 2013.

The former Italian international is set to be unveiled to the media at a press conference on Saturday afternoon, before he begins his task of turning around a club which currently sits 9th in the table, having taken 16 points from their 11 games.

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