Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has done away with the rumours that manager Andrea Stramaccioni could be replaced at the end of the season by confirming that the former youth team manager will remain at the helm next season as well. A run of poor results since January has left Inter Milan fighting to finish even in the Europa league places. Hence, there has been wide spread speculation that Stramaccioni could lose his job before the end of the season. Massimo Moratti, though, has today confirmed that Stramaccioni will remain as the Inter Milan manager next season.
Inter had been linked with several managers like José Mourinho and Roberto Mancini in the last few months. Since winning the Champions League title in 2010, the team has been on a downward spiral. The club has been trying to rebuild and it has been a period of transition. They are looking on course to be without the Champions League football next season as well. However, Moratti has confirmed that Stramaccioni is going to remain as the manager next season. The president, though, has backed previous managers like Roberto Mancini only to end up sacking them. However, he has said that they were done in a different situation and it will not be repeated with Stramaccioni.
“The project will start again with Stramaccioni. You always ask me whether he’ll stay and I always tell you yes. It is not easy to plan for the future if your computer has a virus, when you have had as many players injured as we have, but we are thinking about next season and doing that well. Zaccheroni and Mancini were different situations. Roberto decided to leave and then what happened then happened. We needed to look for a new coach even if Mancini had done really well and we therefore went to Jose Mourinho,” said Moratti.