With the Serie A just two weeks away, Inter Milan have announced the sacking of Roberto Mancini as its manager.
The former Manchester City manager was sacked by Inter’s Chinese owners, after the 6-1 heavy loss to Tottenham in a preseason friendly.
The 51-year-old had been under immense pressure at the club, owing to his failure to qualify for UCL.
Mancini could be replaced by former Ajax manager, Frank de Boer. Inter won only one of five preseason friendlies.
“Inter would like to place on record its thanks to Roberto for the work carried out with the team since joining in November 2014,” said a club statement.
“Last season the club led Serie A until the Christmas break, ending the season in fourth place and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.
“We thank Roberto for the work and commitment he has shown the club over the past 20 months.”
Mancini, who guided Inter to three Serie A titles between 2004 and 2008, returned to the club for a second spell in November 2014.
The former Manchester City boss led Inter to eighth during the 2014-15 campaign and brought in a number of big signings last summer in an attempt to lead the club back into the Champions League.
However, Inter finished 13 points behind third-placed Roma and were also beaten by Juventus on penalties in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.