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Inter already considering replacing Mancini at the end of the season, according to Tuttosport

The rumors begin..

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According to Tuttosport, Inter's management are not happy with Mancini's work so far and they are already thinking about who they could hire to replace the Italian manager once this season ends. The Italian newspaper also believes that he will surely leave Inter Milan if he will fail to qualify for the Champions League after being given every player he asked for. The main candidates for the job are, always according to TS: Frank De Boer (currently at Ajax), Vincenzo Montella, Josè Mourinho (because, obviously..) and former Nerazzurro Diego Simeone, who may have a slight advantage over the others in this list.

Right after I read this silly article, I did exactly what Mancio is doing in the cover photo of this post. Talking about a possible change on the Inter bench at the moment is just speculation. The team surely isn't getting the same results they had at the beginning of the season, but despite that, they still sit in 4th place in the Serie A and they also made it to the Coppa Italia semifinals. I agree that it's vital for the club to secure a Champions League spot this year to receive the cash necessary to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules and avoid further punishments by the UEFA, but I also think that if Mancio manages to keep the current spot until the end of the season, it won't be a complete failure. Especially in one of the most competitive and exciting Serie A season of the last few years. With that said, third place is just one point away at the moment for the Nerazzurri with 14 matches still to play, so it's safe to say that Inter are absolutely in the running for it at the moment.

Mancini has his guilt in some of Inter defeats, that's for sure, but he also needs to be given lots of credit for some Inter successes, which were achieved thanks to smart choices by the Italian manager. I hope that Inter's management has a longer memory than Tuttosport have.