Inter shareholder Marco Tronchetti Provera has opened the door for a Jose Mourinho return, but ruled out a bid for Carlos Tevez.
Coach Mourinho led the Nerazzurri to an historic treble during a two-year stint at San Siro before his 2010 switch to Real Madrid.
“Mourinho is linked to so many emotions for all Inter fans,” said the board member. “So why shouldn’t he return in the future?
“We are happy with the situation at the minute and we are going well with Claudio Ranieri, but the life of the squad is the priority.
“Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola? No, his name is not on the table.”
Inter have had difficulties in replacing Mourinho after hiring Rafa Benitez, Leonardo, Gian Piero Gasperini and now Ranieri.
“Ranieri has done really well,” Tronchetti Provera continued. “He’s given the right spirit to the squad and the players have re-found themselves.
“The surge up the table has been marvellous. Now every game is like a Final and we’ll look to get back into the Champions League zone.”
Inter are now fourth in Serie A, just six points from League leaders Juventus. They’ve also been linked with Manchester City’s Tevez.
“We’re no longer interested in Tevez, we are going down a different road,” Tronchetti Provera continued.
“Inter have recovered their champions and there is no need to have him or another, even if Tevez remains a great player.
“Will Thiago Motta join Paris Saint-Germain? It's a question that for now has no answer. The club will make a decision with the player. He’s a champion who has given a lot to Inter.”