Mancini the right man for Inter, insists Santon

The defender has backed his coach to turn things around and feels Yaya Toure would be a great addition for the Nerazzurri

Davide Santon has insisted that Roberto Mancini remains the right man for Inter irrespective of their relatively disappointing performances this campaign.

The 50-year-old replaced Walter Mazzarri as the man in charge at the Giuseppe Meazza side back in November, but he has so far been unable to turn things around with Inter sitting 10th in Serie A with seven games to go.

Nevertheless, Santon – who returned to the club in January after leaving San Siro in 2011 for Newcastle United – is confident Mancini can help Inter return to the top.

“Mancini is a lovely man. He talks to the players a lot and he’s won things wherever he’s been,” the full-back told SportMediaset.

“I think he’s the right man to take us forward.”

The Italy international also discussed the potential signing of Yaya Toure from Manchester City this summer and believes the Cote d’Ivoire international would be a fine addition for Inter.

“The coach and the club know what they’re doing in terms of transfers, we’ll see,” he added.

“I’ve played against Yaya Toure and when Manchester City won the title he scored a double at St James’ Park.

“He impressed me and he’s still a great player with pace and ability that can win games.”

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