Thohir States Club Have No Intention Of Mazzarri Departure

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Inter Milan president Erick Thohir says that the club have no intention of parting ways with manager Walter Mazzarri despite a very poor campaign last season. Mazzarri was brought to the club with a big reputation of making teams excellent with a limited budget. However, he spent a substantial amount of money in his first season at Inter, but failed to show any reasons for it. This is after the team once again finished without any form of European football qualification for the upcoming campaign. This was seen as one of the main objectives for the team when Mazzarri was appointed.

It has been rumoured that Inter have offered a contract extension for the 52-year-old, but an official announcement has not arrived yet. In the meantime, Thohir has confirmed that the club have no intention of parting company with Mazzarri. The 52-year-old came close to winning the title with Napoli in the last few seasons. Since his departure, his former team have slipped down the table and came almost to losing their Champions League spot towards the end of the season. It has been several years since Inter were last seen in Europe’s Premier competition.

Mazzarri’s current contract still has two years left to run and given the poor run of form, it is surprising that the club are looking at a new contract.

“We’ve had a good discussion, and [sporting director] Piero Ausilio and coach Mazzarri have had a good discussion. We should continue with the coach but we haven’t signed anything. He has a year on his contract, so it’s still two years: we’re adding one year so it’s two years. It will be until 2016. The market? We haven’t really discussed anything yet, we will see within the next few days,” said the club president about the future of Mazzarri.

Materazzi Believes Thohir Is The Right Man For The Job

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Former Inter Milan legend Marco Materazzi has claimed that the club’s new president Erick Thohir is the right man to lead the club to more success in the future. After severe financial difficulties, Erick Thohir was appointed as the new president of the club. Even though Inter Milan have not really spent much in the last few transfer windows, it seems that the club are ready to open the wallets this time around. They have already brought in Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer from Manchester United. The Serbian defender will not only be providing excellent defensive capabilities, but also leadership as well.

Inter have also been linked with the likes of Fernando Torres and John obi Mikel in the last few weeks. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is also expected to arrive at the San Siro on a season-long loan deal after his failure to establish himself in the first-team in the Premier league outfit. This new signings will certainly hold Inter in good stead according to former defender Materazzi. He says that he is confident that Inter will be able to return to Champions League next campaign.

The club finished in a disappointing fifth place last season after being involved in 15 draws throughout the campaign.

“I am sure that Erick Thohir will manage to give the shine back to Inter. I like the new leadership – it is ambitious and has brought a good amount of capital. That is something that shouldn’t be underestimated. Now it will be important to identify and bring in two more world class players. One has already arrived in (Nemanja) Vidic,” said the former Inter Milan defender. During his time at Inter Milan, Materazzi won numerous trophies including the Champions League in 2010. He retired from playing in 2011 after having made more than 200 league appearances for the club.