NEWS
Wednesday June 15 2011
Moratti: 'Leonardo could stay!'

Massimo Moratti had declared Leonardo would join PSG, but changed his mind. “Things could stay exactly as they are.”

While sources in France suggest Leo will terminate his Inter contract tonight in order to return to his previous career as a director, there could be some more shock developments.

“It may well be all smoke and no fire and things could stay exactly as they are,” Moratti told Sky Sport Italia this evening.

The Inter President made very different statements earlier this afternoon when news filtered through that his Coach was in advanced talks to take over as director of sport at Paris Saint-Germain.

“The career of a Coach is something he went into with passion, but it was not really his plan for the future.

“It's therefore only right that he should follow his dream and what really makes him happy. It is a job that is more suited to his personality.

“Leonardo was entirely fair and told us about the situation. It seemed right for me to push him towards this option.”

Moratti also confessed that Marcelo Bielsa had been contacted as a possible replacement. When asked about Bielsa this evening, the President refused to comment.

“You always ask me the same questions.”

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES