Mancini: I am not a magician

The ex-Manchester City boss has stressed he needs time to get the Giuseppe Meazza side back on track and is focused on the long-term future

Roberto Mancini has insisted that he does not fear losing his job at Inter and has moved to downplay expectations as he needs time to rebuild the team.

The 50-year-old replaced Walter Mazzarri as head coach at the Giuseppe Meazza side in November 2014, but has so far been unable to guide his team up the table.

Nevertheless, Mancini is not too worried and remains confident Inter will come good if given time.

"I am not a magician. It has only been four months or so since I got here. You always need a bit of time to get to know the squad," Mancini told Tuttosport.

"Inter have improved, but we are not getting results yet. I am not a coach under pressure, though

"We are going through a period where everything seems to be going against us. We have perhaps had a few bad games, but we have always been competitive.

"We have to try to finish the season in the best way possible in order to give us a platform to build on next term.

"It is true that results have not been going our way and people tend to look at the negatives, but we have to look beyond that and look at the long term."

Inter currently sit 10th in the Serie A table with 37 points from 28 games.