Roberto Mancini is to leave Zenit St Petersburg after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate the Italian coach’s contract, the Russian club have announced.
The 53-year-old former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss, who has been heavily linked with the vacant Italy national team job, took charge of Zenit last summer.
A club statement read: “Zenit and Roberto Mancini agree to an early end to the manager’s contract.
“The contract will be terminated by mutual consent without any compensation payable.”
The 23-year old joined from Monaco last summer but has so far yet to live up to his hype.
However, the Frenchman still has time to make his mark – according to Conte.
The club’s all-time record goalscorer was replaced at half-time of Sunday’s 2-2 Clasico draw with Barcelona after being injured while scoring his side’s first equaliser.
Real have not announced how long they expect the Portugal international to be sidelined for, but Zidane believes Ronaldo – and fellow walking wounded Isco and Dani Carjaval – will be fine to face Jurgen Klopp’s Reds on May 26.
He told a press conference to preview Wednesday’s LaLiga clash with Sevilla: “They are all going to arrive at the Champions League final.
“The worst is Cristiano, because it’s just happened, but he’s fine.
“Isco will train with us normally and Carvajal has a little way to go, but physically he is working well.”