Stankovic joins Inter coaching staff

The former midfielder has returned to the club as first-team manager to work alongside head coach Roberto Mancini

Dejan Stankovic has returned to Inter as a member of coach Roberto Mancini’s backroom staff.

Stankovic won 15 trophies during his time as a player with Inter, for whom he made 326 appearances and scored 42 goals.

And he will hope to help Inter enjoy success under Mancini after taking the position of first-team club manager, with the Nerazzurri exclaiming on Twitter: “Stankovic is back with us! There’s no one like him.”

The Serb is to work in closely with Inter’s management and will assist in relations with the first-team players both on and off the pitch.

#Stankovic è di nuovo con noi! Niente è come esserci http://t.co/TxWFaIrVLU #BentornatoDeki #FCIM pic.twitter.com/gSxfsfIWuQ

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) June 19, 2015

He told Inter’s official website: “I am honoured to be coming back to Inter. I am thrilled and excited because I’ve always said these colours will remain on my skin forever.

“I cried the day I realised I wouldn’t be pulling on the Nerazzurri shirt anymore. I’m back here now, with a sense of pride and determination, to do my best for the club in a different role.”

Managing director Marco Fassone added: “It is with immense pleasure and joy that I welcome an Inter legend such as Dejan Stankovic.

“I am sure that, just as he did so magnificently during his playing career, he will make a decisive contribution to Inter’s success around the world.”

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