Inter have complete confidence in Mancini – Zanetti

The club vice-president has made it clear that the coach’s job is safe, despite his side’s disappointing results in the second half of the season leaving them fifth in Serie A

Inter still retain complete confidence in head coach Roberto Mancini despite their shaky Serie A form, according to vice-president Javier Zanetti.

A bright start to the campaign saw the Milan side sitting top of the league by the mid-season break, but a string of disappointing results in 2016 has seen them drop to fifth, leaving them 18 points behind leaders Juventus.

Inter were beaten 2-1 by Torino at the weekend in a potentially fatal blow to their Champions League hopes, opening up an eight point gap between them and third-placed Roma.

However, Zanetti insists that Mancini will remain at San Siro, insisting that they expected to go through a rough patch at some point this term.
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“We have complete confidence in Mancini,” Zanetti told Mediaset.

“The team was more solid in the first half of the season and then started to make more mistakes. We always remained realistic, though. We knew that we would encounter some difficulties at some point.

“Everyone was angry after we lost to Torino, but we have to keep believing third place is possible, although it’s become that much trickier now.

“We just have to concentrate on picking up as many points as possible.”

Next up for Inter is a trip to struggling Frosinone on Saturday.