Inter boss Walter Mazzarri has been left impressed by new owner Erick Thohir. “If he asked me to extend my contract…”
Mazzarri was hired by Massimo Moratti in the summer, but the latter has now sold 70 per cent of the club to the Indonesian businessman.
“We all know how it works in this world,” the tactician stated. “When a new owner comes in, he might have completely different ideas to his predecessor, but that wasn't so in this case.
“It means the work that my team and I do is appreciated even in Indonesia, abroad, and if it's the owner himself who says certain things then it's very satisfying indeed.
“If Thohir asked me to extend my contract then I’d discuss it, I couldn’t say no to something so beautiful and satisfying as that.”
The Beneamata had a campaign to forget last season, but Mazzarri has got them fighting for Champions League qualification after leaving Napoli.
“From day one I start working on the team, on my ideas, on the lads I have available to me and I always hope that they start following me as quickly as possible,” he added.
“It hasn't been easy but I'm pleased with the improvement – which I'd describe as stratospheric – because I think Inter have already shown some great football this season.”
The San Siro giants are fourth in Serie A, just three points adrift of third-placed Napoli. Leaders Roma are seven away.