Italy — 28 September 2012

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been linked with a return to his homeland and former-club Inter. Inter are currently undergoing a transitional stage under rookie boss Andrea Stramaccioni.


The Nerazzurri have lost their first two Serie A home games to Siena and Roma. They also drew their opening Europa League game 2-2 at home to Russian side Rubin Kazan. It hasn’t been the best start to the season for the rookie boss.


Stramaccioni needs time to impress his style of play onto his players. He may be a young coach, but he is highly-rated within the club. In fact the 36 year-old got the job after impressing with Inter’s junior teams.

The club wanted to give him a chance because he had done such a good job with the junior sides. The Inter board need to be brave now and give him the time to turn things around. Unfortunately in Italian football head coaches don’t tend to be given time to build teams.

Inter especially have a terrible recent record for dismissing bosses at the drop of a hat. Last season was a good example of that when the club went through three bosses.


It is still very early in the season for decisions to be made about managers, but Italian football is a crazy place for bosses. Roberto Mancini has denied that he is set to return to Inter and I think Inter should stick with Stramaccioni, even if it’s only to give the team a bit of stability.

The 36 year-old has been handed one of the biggest jobs in European football and has hardly been given fantastic resources to work with. He is going to take time to rebuild a team that has been in decline for a long time. Mancini is not the answer; stability is the answer for the Nerazzurri.

Should Andrea Stramaccioni be given time at Inter?


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