Thursday July 18 2019
'I'd find Wanda a new man'

Former Inter director Walter Sabatini claims ‘I’d find a new boyfriend for Wanda Nara’ if Mauro Icardi was still his player.

Sabatini was Inter’s technical co-ordinator between 2017 and 2018, while Nerazzurri fans have blamed Wanda for Icardi’s troubles, which have seen him go from being their captain to not even part of their first team. 

“If Icardi was my player, I’d find a boyfriend for Wanda so that she stepped away from Mauro, who’s a wonderful lad and a loving father,” the 64-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former Roma man has since put health problems behind him to become Bologna’s sporting director, although the club are currently reeling from Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s cancer diagnosis.

“With Sinisa, I wanted to take on the world immediately and irreverently. Now it’ll take longer, but not by much. He’ll pull through.

“‘Resilience’ is the key word. I’ve often come up against things with resilience too. I’ve never made pacts with the devil, only with myself, perhaps because I myself am the devil.

“I’ve been in contact with the afterlife: like the doctors said, I died twice in the 40 days I was comatose. I made myself heard.

“I also negotiated with God, with politeness but also fury. I felt ready for heaven, but he didn’t give me the keys.

“I was surprised by [Mattia] Destro’s reaction: he’s never been so intellectually open. He was edgier before.

“He cried when he heard Sinisa’s name: it meant Mihajlovic had really entered his heart.”

Finally, Sabatini was asked about the chances of striker Manolo Gabbiadini returning to Bologna and who he would like to sign if finances were not an issue.

“To tell you the truth, Sinisa asked us not to spend money on a new striker because he’s counting on Destro and he wants us to invest in a midfielder.

“If I had a lot of money, I’d sign Neymar. I want the fans to have fun: football is something wonderful.”

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