Roberto Mancini second spell not successful

Roberto Mancini took charge of Inter Milan just before December for a second spell, but he has not been greeted with an immediate upturn in results. Inter continue to struggle in the Italian Serie A and are already several points behind the top three.

It has been suggested that the club will spend heavily in January in order to get back into European football, but Mancini has ruled out such a probability since he fears that the UEFA’s FFP regulations may limit the club’s impact in the January transfer window. Inter have been saddled with huge debts in the last few years.

Due to the lower income for clubs Italian Serie A, they may not be able to compete with the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea when it comes to the market for big players according to Mancini. This is unlikely to prevent him from shuffling his squad.

Inter are expected to allow some big names leave the club in order to reduce the wage bill and generate some transfer funds. Mancini recently made several changes to the team at half-time and helped them get a 2-2 draw against Lazio. Some of the names linked with Inter are Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah and Lukas Podolski of Arsenal.

“It [FFP] does represent a big problem. So we must do well in scouting to get ahead of big clubs who can afford top transfer fees.Inter have doing this for years and I think we need the courage to invest on strong young players, such as Mateo Kovacic.I hope it won’t happen but we might have to sacrifice some big players to reach other targets.Inter need better players in certain areas of the team where we are lacking something,” said Mancini. Inter have managed only one win in the last five league matches.