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Inter Milan GM Oriali: Mancini didn't see sack coming

Inter Milan GM Gabriele Oriali admits Roberto Mancini was stunned by his sacking last week.

Oriali was photographed earlier this week jogging with Mancini in Montecarlo and he explained: "To be honest, we went for a run because Roberto felt the need to calm the nerves, to get rid of the bitterness.

"The shock was profound: these are things that can destroy you.

"He was convinced he would continue and was already thinking about the new season and the Champions League."

Oriali added: "Unfortunately, the president (Massimo Moratti) made this decision and Roberto must accept it. But for someone to have been so long with Inter, winning things, it is difficult to accept dismissal."

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