Monday June 30 2014
Thohir backs Mazzarri

Erick Thohir has backed Walter Mazzarri to succeed as Inter Coach, and has revealed that they hope to agree an extension soon.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that the tactician will put pen to paper on a one-year extension at San Siro soon.

And the President has admitted that a renewal is likely to happen soon, and believes that the former Napoli man is the right Coach for the job.

“The club has had discussions with the Coach and we hope to reach an agreement soon,” he told reporters in Milan.

“We have always worked on the idea that he will stay for at least another two years, and we believe that is a good thing.

“Last season was a transitional one for us and now we want to build a team with Mazzarri as its leader.

“The goal for next season is Europe, but one cannot predict the future. Who’d have thought Costa Rica would do as well as they have at the World Cup?

“Competing for a Champions League place takes time – now we want to focus on the group stage of the Europa League and see.

“It’s important to have a great team with quality players, but it’s also important to build a united group.”

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