Roberto Mancini’s departure took many by surprise and has since been replaced by Dutch tacticia, Frank de Boer. However, despite the sudden breakup with Inter catching the public off-guard, one individual knew all along about his decision.
At the presentation of his autobiography, Sempre Avanti – La Mia Stori Segreta, star striker Mauro Icardi reveals that Roberto Mancini confided in about his plan to leave Inter, as per FCInterNews:
We spoke in August and he told me that it was over between him and Inter. I was the only one at that moment who knew about it. When he departed, we spoke to him by phone to say our goodbyes. Us footballers are accustomed to these things.