The coach won several titles during his time at San Siro and refused to rule out going back to the club if they approached him
Roberto Mancini has suggested he could return to coach Inter in the near future.
The coach won three consecutive Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana during his spell at the Milan giants before his spells at Manchester City and Galatasaray.
The Nerazzurri are now in a delicate position, with current boss Walter Mazzarri finding himself under immense pressure as speculation and uncertainty over the safety of his job continues to grow.
And while Mancini, currently without a club, insists Inter are in good hands, he has suggested he would be open to returning to San Siro.
“I’m missing the work, but rest does not hurt,” he told MilanInter TV. “Do I want to get back into it? Surely next season, so we’ll see this year.
“I’m glad that Inter fans have a good memory of my time at the club, we won a lot together and it was an amazing experience.
“Next year, though, I don’t know what will happen. If I were to be called up by Inter in the summer, I do not know, it’s hard to say now, but the team have a good coach.
“It’s hard to judge from the outside, but I think Inter have a good team and I believe that they can fight for the Champions League. They are not very far away from third place.”
Mancini was asked if he felt his former assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, currently coaching Sampdoria, would be suitable for the role.
“Mihajlovic has now gained a lot of experience and is doing very well at Sampdoria,” he replied. “I think he is quite ready for Inter.
“Beyond that, I think that the fans should always be close to the team, Inter fans are very important and they can help in times of trouble. They must have confidence.”