Monday October 29 2012
Stankovic hopes to stay at Inter

Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic has admitted that he would like to stay at the Nerazzurri after his playing career is over.

The 34-year-old Serbia international has hinted that he would love to remain at San Siro in a coaching role once he hangs up his boot, but has confirmed that his initial focus is purely on getting back in Andrea Stramaccioni's team following an Achilles injury.

“I have said a thousand times that I feel like part of a family here,” he told Inter Channel. “Staying here is something that I would more than willingly do, in fact I'd love to.

“But even if I do not stay, I would always make myself available to Inter. Anyway, for now I just want to get back on the field.

“I do not know when I'll be back. I just want to make sure that when I do come back, I'll stay fit for a long time.

“I cannot wait to return, to not be involved at the moment is hard to digest.”