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Sebastian2010-05-04 19:24:11 +0000 #1
Did Maradona Tell Moratti To Sack Mancini?

According to reports in Italy, Massimo Moratti enjoyed lunch with football legend Diego Maradona just before sacking Roberto Mancini.

Mancini received his marching orders yesterday afternoon, and information is still flowing through as to exactly what, and why it, happened.

Latest reports in Italy say that Moratti enjoyed lunch with Argentine football great Diego Maradona, before then calling Mancini to have a meeting.

Mancini is said to have entered the room in good spirits, and had no idea about what was set to befall him.

Without even greeting the 43-year-old, Moratti immediately said to Mancini: "Roberto, I have to let you go."

Mancini then replied: "You 'have' to? Or you 'want' to let me go?"

There was then a short moment of uncomfortable silence before Mancini turned his back and left the room without saying any more. In total the meeting between the pair lasted no longer than a minute, and not the 20 minutes that was reported yesterday.

This is really weird...How does anyone knows that this happened exactly like this??? ...


Sebastian2010-05-04 19:38:18 +0000 #2
Mancini: Moratti Is A Liar

Roberto Mancini has branded Massimo Moratti as a liar according to Radio Radio TV.

The former Fiorentina coach was sacked by Moratti on Tuesday night after months of speculation over his future with the Nerazzurri.

There have been many theories surrounding his exit but reports in Italy claim that the turning point which convinced Moratti was Mancio's decision to leave Figo out of the side.

According to reports Mancini lashed out and claimed that Moratti is a liar.

"He wanted to sack me back in January, he has lied to me for all these months and I never ever said anything to him," Mancini told Radio Radio TV.

Mancini met Moratti at the president's residence in Milan on Tuesday night and according to Radio Radio TV, Moratti told the coach that he would be sacking him on the spot. Mancini is believed to have asked the chief whether he wanted to sack him or whether he had to.

Moratti replied and told the coach that he was sacking him because of unrest within the dressing room and that he had had enough of the situation.

Jose Mourinho is now ready to take over at Inter and the club are in the process of unveiling their new man. The former Chelsea coach is will earn €9m a season.

Wow,Moratti surely is one strange individual... ...He realy doesnt give a damn...
Sebastian2010-05-04 20:03:05 +0000 #3
Mancini Sacked After Player Revolt

According to Leggo, Roberto Mancini was sacked as coach of Inter after his own players demanded his exit

Last night the agent of Mancini revealed that the former Lazio and Fiorentina tactician had been sacked as coach of the Beneamata, and that his replacement would be Jose Mourinho.

There have been a number of theories as to why Mancini was relieved of his duties. Leggo today claims that one of the main reasons that Mancio was sacked was because the majority of the Inter squad demanded it.

A vote was conducted among the players which asked if they wanted the 43-year-old to stay or go, and the result was a unanimous verdict in favour of the latter.

Mancini has had a number of high-profile falling outs with players this season. Adriano, Patrick Vieira and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all reacted angrily to being substituted in various games during the campaign.

Hernan Crespo blasted his coach in the press for his lack of playing time, while Luis Figo refused to come on as a substitute during the Champions League game with Liverpool, and only a few days ago publicly stated that he would only stay on next season if Mancini left.

It seems that many of the Inter players have now got their wish.

It seems that things were pretty serious,as we presumed...
Sebastian2010-05-04 20:05:56 +0000 #4
And take a look at this guys ...

Calcio Debate: How Will Mancini Be Remembered?

In the aftermath of Roberto Mancini’s sacking, Carlo Garganese asks how the tactician’s tenure at Inter should be remembered…

So a new era is on the horizon for Inter after Roberto Mancini was given his marching orders yesterday, in order to make way for Jose Mourinho.

Many outsiders will find it hard to understand how a coach can be sacked after winning three league championships in a row, especially at a team who had, until then, failed to lift the Scudetto for 17 years. The history books will suggest that Mancini is a legend, as even Helenio Herrera, the club’s most famous coach from the golden period of the 1960s, failed to win three titles on the bounce.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t take Einstein to realise that Mancini has received very little credit for these achievements. This may be a little harsh but there will always be those who remind him that the 2006 Scudetto was handed on a silver platter to Inter by the courts, and that the following year there was virtually no competition due to Calciopoli.

Critics will also point to President Massimo Moratti’s open cheque book, which allowed Mancini to virtually pick and choose which players he wanted to buy. Money doesn’t guarantee success, but it certainly helps a great deal, as proved in England by Chelsea. Nevertheless the 43-year-old probably deserves great credit in this area, as many of his acquisitions over the past four years have certainly been successes. In Italy you can never be sure whether it is the coach, the sporting director or the chairman making the signings, but most of those who have come in, such as Maxwell, Maicon, Ibrahimovic, and Luis Figo, have all excelled. You also only have to look at the hundreds of millions of pounds that were thrown down the drain in the pre-Mancini circus years to realise that he did well on the transfer front.

Let’s now talk tactics. The feeling among many people is that when Mancini came up against real competition, such as in the Champions League, he failed miserably. I completely agree with this viewpoint. His strategic decision-making in both legs of this year’s exit against Liverpool was so poor it beggared belief, and although the referees were largely at fault, Mancini must take a great deal of the blame for the defeat. He was also culpable in the quarter final exit to Villarreal a couple of years ago, while he was uninspiring during the loss to Valencia in 2006/07. When it came to pitting his wits against the best tacticians, Mancini simply wasn’t up to the task. Mourinho certainly won’t fail in this regard.

Mancini’s man-management skills also led to falling-outs with half of his squad. Leggo today stated that his own players demanded that he be sacked, while Mancio himself seems to have supported these claims by admitting Moratti showed him the door because of unrest within the dressing room. Mancini’s tantrums with the press, with whom he often refused to talk to at various points during this campaign, have also not helped his case. His dramatic resignation u-turn after the Liverpool game proves that he is a coach who can crack when under pressure.

All in all it is not really too much of a surprise to see Moratti sack Mancini. In Jose Mourinho they will have someone who has the ability to mould Inter into an invincible force both at home and in Europe.

My personal opinion is that Mancini’s success at Inter can be largely attributed to him just happening to be in the right place at the right time. The coach was probably going to be sacked at the end of 2005/06 following two Scudetto-less seasons, before the Calciopoli scandal then erupted, and he was given a second chance.

His accomplishments were certainly more down to circumstances than to him being a great coach, but having said this he will always go down in the record books as the Inter boss who won three Scudetti in a row, something that can never be taken away from him.

What are your views on this topic? How Will Mancini Be Remembered? Is he an Inter legend for winning three Scudetti on the trot? Or did he just benefit from circumstances? Goal.com wants to know what YOU think…

Carlo Garganese

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Sebastian2010-05-04 20:26:15 +0000 #5
Haha,just pay attention,to the Tactics part... ...
GiorgioII2010-05-04 20:02:44 +0000 #6
Ibra is happy he is gone, Stanko less so .

The bottom line is 2005/06 was given to us

2006/07 had no Juventus

2007/08 Milan imploded and Juventus weren't strong enough.

I don't rate Mancini's successes that highly. Sure, after years of waiting I have accepted them with pleasure, but his Inter sides have not been great ones. He has not been a great tactician. Mourinho will revolutionise this team.
ilcapitano2010-05-04 21:23:54 +0000 #7
From these comments and many others I've read it seems like everyone has their own different versions to offer. Or even several different versions.

We shouldn't be asking for the true story here. There isn't one.

But I'm confident that Mancini really could not be so surprised after Moratti's decision. He was aware of the pressure and of his failings, especially in Europe.

Arrivederci Mancio, time to bring in a real tactician...
Ryan272010-05-04 22:53:03 +0000 #8
Yeah, Mancini is probably just trying to recover as much of his remaining contract as possible, and this is all him following the proper legal strategies. I'm not happy with the way this is ending because I don't personally dislike Mancini. Really, Moratti should have just accepted that resignation months ago and avoided all this.

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