Mancini - I'm quitting Inter

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Roberto Mancini has revealed he intends to quit as Inter coach at the end of the season.

But coach insists decision is not based on defeat to Liverpool

Roberto Mancini has revealed he intends to quit Internazionale at the end of the season. Speaking after Inter were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Liverpool, Mancini told reporters of his desire to move on in the summer. The former Italy international has been in charge at Giuseppe Meazza since 2004 and has enjoyed success at the helm. Inter are on course for a third consecutive Serie A title this season, but it will not be enough to tempt Mancini into staying. Insisting his decision was not a knee-jerk reaction to losing to Liverpool, Mancini confirmed he does not intend to fulfil his contract.

Right decision

"I know I still have four years to run on my contract, but the next two-and-a-half months will be my last guiding Inter," Mancini told reporters. "I've told the lads and it's right to tell everyone. "It's a decision I've taken and has nothing to do with tonight's defeat." Mancini's announcement is likely to intensify speculation that Jose Mourinho will take over at Inter after the former Chelsea boss recently expressed his wish to coach in either Italy or Spain.

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