There appears to be significant possibility of former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini leaving his current club Zenit St Petersburg. The Italian was appointed as the manager only three months ago, but he appears to have fallen out with the club due to several issues.

Mancini was appointed as the manager back in June. He has been out of work for almost a year after leaving Inter Milan in August 2016. Zenit St Petersburg made a positive start to the era under Mancini, and were unbeaten in the first eight matches of the season. However, the 52-year-old has been unhappy with the board over the perceived lack of activity in the transfer market.

Mancini has been a manager who has been demanding with the club’s board in the past. It was one of the reasons for the Italian failing to last long at Manchester City. It appears that he stressed about the need for a new centre back in this transfer market, but it has so far not yet made a list. Zenit have been trying to sign several players but have had little success.

One of the biggest disappointment for the manager appears to be missing out on Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour. The defender was a top-rated target for Roberto Mancini, but the inability to close the deal has seen the player move to Marseille on a loan deal. Despite having vast resources, Zenit St Petersburg have been unable to make an impact in the transfer market.

His Zenit St Petersburg team does have former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is one of the versatile players around. The Serbian is capable of playing as a centre back, left back, or right back depending on the situation. He is also extremely useful when it comes to late attacks. Mancini is at the risk of damaging his reputation as a manager.