Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Italy: Mancini Out at Inter

The agent for Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini confirmed today what has seeemed like a foregone conlcusion for months- that the coach of the three-time defending Serie A champs is out at San Siro. He also confirmed the not-so-suprising second part of that equation; the new boss will be Jose Mourinho.

Mancini has emerged as the favorite for the Chelsea vacancy, where the short list includes Blackburn's Mark Hughes, Portugal's Felipe Scolari and former Juventus manager/Chelsea player Didier Deschamps. Mancini no doubt grew tired of the constant talk of Mourinho inheriting his job this past season. One wonders if constant comparisons to the Special One, something that dogged Avram Grant, won't be a deterrant to him moving in at Stamford Bridge.

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