Italian giants Inter Milan have wasted little time replacing the banished Roberto Mancini and announced Frank de Boar as their new head coach on a three-year deal.
Following an unexpected 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last week, Mancini was given his marching orders on Monday.
The Italian’s relationship with the club was already strained and his departure from the San Siro was already set in motion.
— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter_en) August 9, 2016
With 12 days to go until the season kicks off and their first game against Chievo, Inter Milan worked quickly to get De Boer in, planning the move sometime before Mancini was sacked from the position.
The club released a statement announcing the 46-year-old’s arrival and will unveil the former Netherlands international at a press conference on Tuesday at 13:00 BST.
“De Boer will join the Nerazzurri on a three-year contract and will take charge of first team training this afternoon,” the statement read.
“The Dutchman brings with him a wealth of international experience having played at the highest level for both club and country.
“Between 1990 and 2004 De Boer played 112 times and scored 13 goals for the Oranje. At club level for AFC Ajax he lifted five Eredivisie titles, the UEFA Champions League trophy, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Supercup, and the Intercontinental Cup. He also played for FC Barcelona, Galatasaray S.K. and Rangers F.C. amongst others.
“As Head Coach of AFC Ajax De Boer won four consecutive Eredivisie titles between 2011 and 2014.”
Mancini guided Milan to a fourth place finish last season, managing 76 games over two campaigns. The Italian came to the club following a small stint managing Galatasaray in Turkey.
— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter_en) August 8, 2016
De Boer has won the Eredivisie four times in a six-year period whilst managing Ajax, deciding to leave the club after losing out to rivals PSV Eindhoven last season.
The 46-year-old also spent a decade at the club as a player, winning five Eredivisie titles and two Champions League medals during that time.
James McDonald, Pundit Arena