Mancini waits to learn fate

Roberto Mancini says his future at Inter Milan depends on the club's board, with reports in Italy insisting his fate will be decided in the next three days.

The 51-year-old came in for fierce criticism following Inter's 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, but he says he is still enjoying his time in Serie A.

Mancini is still lauded at the club for winning back-to-back Scudetto titles during his previous stint with the Nerazzurri, but recent tensions have put his position in doubt.

"I am calm because I am enjoying myself and also due to the fact that I love my field of work. When you are focused on on-field issues then it is easy to forget other things," the Italian said.

"I have spoken with the board and I have met with the directors of Suning. When we return we will see if there are any updates.

"For me the motivation lies in coaching and creating a squad that is always getting stronger. The board will make the next steps and then we will see what happens."

Mancini, who has one year remaining on his contract at the San Siro,  was also defiant in defeat following what he described as a hectic pre-season schedule.

"You cannot play three matches in six days with players that are in pre-season. We are obviously very tired," he said.

"Given the circumstances, I thought it could have gone even worse. Things did not go in our favour and clearly we were missing too many players.

"On the positive side, we pushed them back in the second half and did not concede any more goals. I would say we were missing about five or six regular starters."

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