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Inter set to appoint Frank de Boer after Roberto Mancini’s departure confirmed

Ajax Head Coach Frank De Boer during the press conference

Internazionale and Roberto Mancini have parted ways by mutual consent and the club are now expected to appoint Frank de Boer with two weeks to go until the beginning of the new Serie A season.

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Mancini’s last match in charge of Inter was a 6-1 friendly defeat to Tottenham on Friday and with De Boer a free agent having left Ajax at the conclusion of last season, the club’s new owners, Suning Holdings Group, decided to act.

“FC Internazionale Milano announces that it has reached an agreement for the termination of the contract with the coach Roberto Mancini,” a club statement read.

“The club would like to thank Roberto for his work since he accepted the post in November 2014. Last season the team was leading the Serie A until the winter break, finishing the season in fourth place and qualifying directly for the group stage of the Uefa Europa League. We wish to thank Roberto for his commitment and professionalism demonstrated against the club in the last 20 months of work.”

De Boer, who guided Ajax to four Eredivisie titles in six seasons as manager, is likely to be unveiled this week. It will be his first job outside of the Netherlands. He had been linked with moves to Everton and Southampton this summer but Ronald Koeman moved from St Mary’s to Goodison Park and Claude Puel took over at St Mary’s.

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