Roberto Mancini: I shall quit Inter at the end of the season

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has dropped a bombshell by announcing his decision to quit his job at the Milan giants at the end of the season. The announcement comes immediate to Inter’s exit from the UEFA Champions League from the last 16 stage.

Liverpool beat Inter 1-0 at the San Siro to win the two-legged, last 16 tie 3-0 but Mancini insists that his decision to leave Inter has nothing to do with the match:

I know I still have four years to run on my contract, but the next two-and-a-half months will be my last guiding Inter. I’ve told the lads and it’s right to tell everyone. It’s a decision I’ve taken and has nothing to do with tonight’s defeat.

But had Inter won the tie, then would Mancini have called the curtain on his Inter Milan coaching career now? I suppose not although it is true that he has been contemplating leaving Inter for quite some time. It seems as if the Liverpool defeat is the last straw that finally broke the camel’s back. As for Mancini’s Liverpool counterpart, he appears to stick to his managerial role at Anfield until 2012 at least.

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