Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has given his backing to Andrea Stramaccioni at Inter Milan.

Mancini, who won three successive Serie A titles with Inter between 2005 and 2008, insists Stramaccioni needs more time to succeed.

"I had a great time at Inter, but now it's the time for younger coaches," Mancini told Radio 2 Rai.

"And you have to have a little more patience. If you change a lot of players you cannot think to change coach if there are two bad games."