San Paolo

Next Game

Napoli v Inter

Wednesday, 04 February 2015, 19:45

Coppa Italia Semi-Final

Last Game

Sassuolo 3 - 1 Inter

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 11:30

Italian Serie A

Manager decision for Moratti

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti admits he has a difficult decision to reach as he considers whether Andrea Stramaccioni should remain as the club's head coach.

Last Updated: 21/05/13 at 15:31 Post Comment

Andrea Stramaccioni: Future in doubt at the San Siro

Andrea Stramaccioni: Future in doubt at the San Siro

Moratti was left disappointed by Inter's ninth-placed finish in Serie A, although he continues to believe Stramaccioni has plenty to offer.

The president has yet to decide whether to risk allowing the 37-year-old to carry on in his job next season, and speculation in Italy surrounds the possibility of Walter Mazzarri moving to the club after he confirmed his departure from second-placed finishers Napoli.

He told reporters today, according to inter.it: "We're still making decisions, nothing's been done yet.

"(There is) no chance of anything this evening, but there's no rush. We've got time."

The Milan giants missed out on European football for the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign by clocking their lowest finish in the top flight since it was expanded to feature 20 clubs in 2004.

Stramaccioni defended the team after Sunday's 5-2 home defeat to Udinese, pointing out that his side were stricken by injuries and stressing Inter should not be judged on that display.

But a dismal run of form over the closing months of the season has cast doubt over the future of the man who took charge in March 2012, initially on a caretaker basis.

When it was put to Moratti today that Stramaccioni has shown ability, if not produced results, the president said: "I agree with you. On the one hand he's a talented guy who will definitely be a success in this business, on the other we have the situation we find ourselves in. So I'm thinking about the best choice I can make."

When asked whether he was an admirer of Mazzarri, who is looking for a new club after deciding the time was right to leave Naples, Moratti offered a cautious response.

"They're all good coaches," he said, "but then they have to work at Inter, which is something different."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal cruise to 5-0 win as Aston Villa go six Premier League games without scoring

Arsenal moved back up to fifth with an easy 5-0 win over Aston Villa, who have now not scored in six league games.

Celtic brush-off Rangers to reach Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United

Celtic have set up a Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United after beating Rangers 2-0 at Hampden Park.

Premier League: Louis van Gaal warns Champions League spot will be tough for Manchester United to secure

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told his players it will be tough to secure a Champions League spot.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company