Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti dismisses connections with Sinisa Mihajlovic – Serie A Update
Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti has dismissed any possibility of signing the current Fiorentina tactician Sinisa Mihajlovic. Moratti revealed that he is not looking for tacticians that are under contract at any outfit at the moment. The current head
coach, Leonardo Araujo, is reported to be moving out to Paris Saint-Germain as the Sporting Director.
Leonardo has been criticized during the past few months and has been held guilty for the downfall of the team. Inter failed to defend their Scudetto and UEFA Champions League titles this season and as a result, the Brazilian tactician was held responsible
for the shortcomings of the team. It was reckoned that Leonardo would depart at the end of the 2010/11 season and it is now very likely to happen as he has ambitions to be a director rather then head coach.
The Italian news agency Corriere dello Sport reported this morning that the former inter player and assistant tactician might be on his way back to his ex-club as the replacement of the departing Leonardo Araujo. Leonardo is likely to join Paris Saint-Germain
by the end of this week as the sporting director and the Nerazzurri are in search of a replacement.
However, Moratti rejected any connections to the Fiorentina head coach and said that he is not an option for the vacancy at the moment. The Nerazzurri President emphasized on the fact that he is only willing to contact the unemployed tacticians at the moment.
Moratti told the reporters:
“Mihajlovic forms part of another club. At this moment in time I am not moving for those Coaches who are already under contract.”
Inter’s prime option at the moment is the former Argentina international team coach Marcelo Bielsa. However, reports from Argentina yesterday night claimed that Bielsa has refused the offer from Inter. In this scenario, Moratti’s statement is believed to
be a fortification of the fact that Bielsa has not ruled out the option to join Inter as yet and there is still a great chance that he would be at San Siro for upcoming 2011/12 season to take control over Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The main challenger for Inter in the Bielsa acquisition is Athletic Bilbao. The French outfit are also keen on acquiring the unorthodox tactician using 3-3-1-3 approach on the field. The French team is keen to replace Joaquin Caparros and the former
Chile tactician is at the top of the wish list at the moment.