Inter Milan replace Roberto Mancini with Frank de Boerby Jack Kitson / 08 August 2016, 09:54Tweet
Inter Milan have parted ways with Roberto Mancini, and brought in Frank de Boer in the other direction.
Sky Sport Italia have reported that Mancini has left the club by mutual consent after turning down a new three-year deal.
It's a big, and admittedly bold, move from the Italian outfit who have less than a fortnight to go until they kick-off the season against Chievo.
The decision comes just days after Inter were hammered 6-1 by Tottenham, which followed heavy defeats to Bayern Munich and PSG.
Two years ago Mancini returned to the San Siro - where he previously won a hat-trick of Serie A titles and four domestic cups - however, during his second spell he failed to recapture former glories.
Inter's Chinese owners are determined to restore the club as a major force, both domestically and in the continent, and it's now up to De Boer to inspire a turnaround in fortunes.
Earlier in the summer De Boer parted ways with Ajax after the Dutch giants failed to win the league title, although he still managed to hoist four Eredivisies' during his time at the club.
De Boer was then hotly linked with a move to the Premier League, firstly with Everton, and then Southampton, however nothing came to fruition.
Now back in the dugout De Boer certainly has his work cut out, with Inter failing to finish in the Serie top-3 since finishing runners-up in 2010/11. During this rotten period the Nerazzurri has finished 9th and 8th, while they came 4th last term.