Italian giants Inter Milan come to Celtic Park tonight for the first leg of their Europa league last 32 clash. Celtic are in superb form in the league and will go into the game with their heads high, but the quality in the Italian team will be hard to overcome even for the most headstrong side.
The good news is Podolski, on loan from Arsenal, is ineligible to play for Inter. The bad news is that it means Mancini is likely to replace him with Argentine goal machine Mauro Icardi.
Icardi missed the weekend's game against Atalanta due to illness, but has returned to training and if fit, could seriously damage Celtic's defence. If you want to brace yourselves for what lies ahead, have a watch of this video.
Let's just hope he takes one look out of the team bus on a grey, cold, drizzly evening in Glasgow and decides he's feeling a bit peaky again.