Inter President Massimo Moratti explained his decision to bring in Walter Mazzarri. “We needed a Coach with his experience.”
The club made the official announcement this evening, sacking Andrea Stramaccioni so the ex-Napoli tactician could sign a two-year contract.
“Sackings are never nice,” confessed the patron on the club website. “This change is due to the fact that we'll have a tough year and I thought we needed a Coach with the experience of Mazzarri.
“That doesn't diminish the fact that we rate Stramaccioni as a talented Coach with potential and I’m sure he'll become one of the best coaches in Italy.
“The reasons might even safeguard his professionalism because perhaps he was particularly unlucky and, at this moment in time, he might need to find himself in an easier situation than the one at Inter. But with the year he’s had he will find that. It won't be an easy situation because we’ll need to show we’re very good and also of course have some luck.”
Mazzarri called it a day at Napoli last week after four years and was a free agent when he let his contract expire.
“The decision was made with a big focus on experience,” continued Moratti.
“Now let’s see what happens in the transfer market. We’ll speak to the Coach about that and we’ll see what comes out of that and then our hopes based on how good the team is.
“We didn't start badly this season, it was an Inter side capable of winning but then we had a series of catastrophes, in terms of injuries, that meant we didn’t do as well. We’ll certainly try to rebuild to have solid targets.”
Moratti shrugged off suggestions he was willing to sell Inter.
“No, come off it.”
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!