Mancini has admitted he was kept in the dark about the sale of the club to the new owners. In an interview with Radio DeeJay, Mancini said former majority shareholder Erick Thohir only told him about the sale recently.
“I talked with Thohir a few days ago, and he explained the situation, but like everybody else, before that I knew absolutely nothing,” he said. “I am just the manager, so he had no reason to call me to say ‘I am doing this or that.’
“I genuinely don’t know much about it and will talk when the situation is clearer. As for my own future, people have been asking for months, but I’m definitely staying.”
Mancini added he is looking forward to having more funds to spend, within the limits imposed by financial fair play, having previously thought Inter “would only be able to get free transfers.”
Interesting last comment also that Mancini though that Inter would be restricted to free transfers this summer. That could explain why the club was so aggressive in targeting Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Fenerbahce defender Caner Erkin.
It also explains why Inter suddenly pulled out of the race for Feyenoord’s Tonny Vilhena, who is also available on a free transfer. With money suddenly to spend, Inter obviously feel that they can do better than Vilhena.