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Walter Mazzarri has extended his contract with Inter Milan as the Italian coach will remain in charge of the club at least until 2016. The president of Inter Milan, Erick Thohir revealed his satisfaction concerning their decision of keeping the tactician for a longer period of time.
Erick Thohir said in a statement of Inter Milan’s website: ‘’We’re very happy to have extended our coach’s contract. With this extension we have made it clear that Mazzarri is a cornerstone of our project. I’m confident with the hard work and dedication he has shown he’ll achieve great things at this club’’
The Italian club is undergoing a series of changes as Javier Zanetti was recently announced to be the new vice-president of the club after spending 19 years as a player of Inter Milan while Nemanja Vidic was also unveiled as one of the latest reinforcements for the team of Mazzarri.
Nemanja Vidic arrived to San Siro on a free transfer after playing 8 seasons with the Premier League club Manchester United and even at his 32 years of age, the Serbian defender is looking forward to new challenges in his career and this is one of the main reasons on why he decided to make a move to a new league and club.
‘’I don’t think this is a step backwards in my career, I believe this is a step forward for me. Italian football suits my game well and, as I said before, I have joined one of the big European clubs. English football is different to Italian but that doesn’t mean that Italian is simpler’’ Vidic said during his first press conference as a player of Inter Milan.
Walter Mazzarri and Erick Thohir are hoping that with the arrival of Nemanja Vidic and a few other players will help Inter Milan in their upcoming season will be a better one then their previous campaign where they only managed on securing the 5th spot the squad received a large amount of criticism for inconsistent performances throughout the entire season.
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Tom Ince was a summer target of Inter Milan and even though the transfer window is not over, Ince has already revealed his desire to continue playing in the Premier League which means that Inter Milan will have to focus and set their sights on other players which might be easier to sign in the transfer market.
One of the latest decisions that Inter Milan has made in relation with adding players into their squad after their failure of signing Tom Ince is taking full ownership of Mauro Icardi.
Mauro Icardi was co-owned by Sampdoria and Inter Milan but a few days ago it was confirmed by the team which is being guided by Walter Mazzari that their agreement has terminated and now the Argentinean player is fully owned by Inter Milan.
“FC Internazionale and U.S. Sampdoria have reached an agreement to terminate their co-ownership of the striker who is now fully owned by Inter,” Inter Milan said in a statement on Tuesday.
Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa made a total of 27 league appearances for his club in the previous season but 14 of those appearances came as a substitute player which is evidence of the time he has spent on the sidelines of the English club and that he has not made a very significant impact in the team of Alan Pardew.
Considering the fact that Ben Arfa is not a consistent first time player and choice for Alan Pardew in Newcastle United, it would be a good decision for the English manager to sell Ben Arfa and utilize the cash injection to strengthen areas of the team that are in need of reinforcement.
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Cristian Chivu has finally decided to hang his boots. The Romanian defender who had been out of action since a long time because of being injured made the announcement yesterday.
Chivu’s contract with the Italian club Inter Milan was going to expire at the end of the ongoing season, but, there were no chances of the player getting fit in time to play even one match for the club. So, both the parties reached an agreement and the contract was terminated a couple of months before its completion.
Chivu played for Inter Milan for a long period of time. He joined the club in 2007 after leaving Roma and soon became one of the key players for them. He did struggle with fitness problems during his time over there, but, he made some significant contributions for the club over the years.
Announcing his retirement, Chivu said, “I think the time is perfect for me to call it a day. I would take this opportunity to show my gratefulness to the various clubs that I have been a part of during my career. If they had not given me the chances, I would perhaps not have been able to go this far ahead as a player.”
“I am very happy with the fact that I managed to make my parents proud with my efforts on the field. It’s certainly the end of a very interesting phase of my life, but, another interesting phase is about to begin as I look forward to spend much more time with my family in future.”
Chivu represented 5 different clubs during his career and performed decently well for all of them. He had a wonderful international career too. He played 75 matches for his country Romania and scored 3 goals.
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It was highly anticipated that Cristian Chivu would be an important player for Inter Milan this season after just extending his contract in the summer. However, the Romanian defender has been out for most of the season due to a foot injury and he recently underwent an operation. His future in the game is in serious doubt since he does not have a contract beyond the end of the season. At 33 years of age, it is looking unlikely that he may return to be the player he once was at the likes of Roma. Chivu has been one of the finest defenders in Italian football over the last decade.
He has been at Inter Milan for several years now, but the 33-year-old was widely speculated to be on the verge of leaving the club in the summer. He ended up staying after signing a new one-year extension, but that extension is about to expire. The defender is widely expected to announce his retirement after undergoing the third operation in his right foot. He is suffering from a ligament injury that is a recurring constantly. Former Roma manager Luciano Spalletti has extended his support to the player, who he once managed at Roma.
“Chivu is a great man as much as he is a great player. With me, we understood each other immediately and he put himself at my disposal, thanks to his ability to play multiple roles. His best characteristic, however, was to be open-minded and try to lend a hand to anyone who asked him for help. He is a great man and the results I obtained in Rome I owe some thanks to the value of Chivu,” said the former Roma coach, who last managed Zenit St Petersburg a few years ago.
Inter have been struggling with out of the presence of Chivu at the back.
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