Inter Milan have announced they have parted ways with manager Roberto Mancini this morning through a statement posted on the club website.
Rumours first started late last night that the two were going to go their seperate ways and rumours became a reality at mid-day in Italy.
Mancini is the first managerial casualty of the 2016/17 season which hasn't even started yet and is due to commence in just two weeks.
The Italian leaves Inter for the second time, with this spell lasting 20 months and being nowhere near as successful as the first where he won three straight scudetto's, two Coppa Italia's and two Supercoppa Italiana's.
De Boer tipped to take over
When the aforementioned rumours started, Frank De Boer's name almost instantly became the favourite to take over the reigns of the nerazzurri.
The Dutchman left Ajax at the end of the year after six trophy filled years with the Amsterdam club including four straight league titles between 2010 and 2014 as well as one Johan Cruijff Schaal.
When Inter toured America there were reports that Mancini was on the verge of quitting over the transfer policy and De Boer's name was mentioned then too, although his agent quickly moved to squash rumours saying "we haven't heard anything."
Ansaldi unveiling cancelled
Today was the day Cristian Ansaldi was to be finally officially announced as nerazzurri property, despite signing near enough a month ago.
The Argentine full back joined from Serie A rivals Genoa but was never officially unveiled despite featuring in not only training but pre-season friendlies too, due to Genoa firstly having to iron out the final details with Zenit - to turn his loan into a permanent move - before then doing the same with Inter.