Are Eastlands set to swap bosses?
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has more or less confirmed that he is not long for the Eastlands post and that leaves a door that may well be open for a potential replacement regardless of whether the cash rich club make it to the Champions League.
“I’m ready to go back, if and when there will be a possibility,” he said. “As for Juventus, they are going through a difficult period but we are talking about a club with history and prestige.
“How near I am to a return to Italy I don’t know, football is strange. It was probably right for me to broaden my horizons, but I will return sooner or later.” (Various)
News that Jose Mourinho’s tenure at San Siro grows ever more tenuous by the day couldn’t be better timed. The former Chelsea boss has been his usual candid self when referring to his nightmare in Italy where he still doesn’t appear to be the toast of the town. Even though he has guided Inter Milan to the Serie A title and back to the top of the table this term he still doesn’t garner the respect he feels he deserves and has also had a number of fallings out with players and officials during his time in Italy.
The 47 year old has also been recent quoted as stating that a return to the Premier League would be very much welcomed and therefore its no great surprise to see the former Stamford Bridge hero linked with a position that could well become vacant in a matter of months. The possibility of a job swap could also be one that suits all parties, especially given that Mancini was Mourinho’s predecessor at Inter.