The speculation surrounding the new Blues manager intensifies every day, none more so on Wednesday with the news that Roberto Mancini had been sacked by Inter. The Daily Telegraph report that back-to-back Serie A titles with the club were not enough for the Italian to keep his job, perhaps due to his inability to steer the team towards the business end of the competition.
“Mancini is thinking of making a statement in order to avoid any gossip. He is stunned and feels awful. When I spoke to him he was already depressed and he will feel worse tomorrow,” said Giorgio De Giorgis, his agent.
As expected, Jose Mourinho is likely to step into the breach at the San Siro, signing a £7million contract at the club. This means that Didier Drogba is extremely likely to follow his former manager to Milan, but what implications does it have for the Chelsea manager hotseat? It’s fair to say Mancini might need a while to get his head together after being axed seemingly out of the blue.