Mancini banned the media from the dressing room celebrations after victory over Parma and also refused to talk to waiting reporters despite the triumph.

"After a day or so, things will calm down and I'd expect Mancini to stay," said Provera. "But football can become complicated ..."

On Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double, Provera added: "He hadn't been training with us for weeks. When he scored, there were Parma supporters who turned to us and applauded. He's something extraordinary who everyone can appreciate."