Wednesday November 19 2014
Thohir: Mazzarri still great

Erick Thohir still believes Walter Mazzarri is a great Coach - despite sacking him in favour of Roberto Mancini.

Despite receiving public backing from Inter President Thohir on a number of occasions, Mazzarri was dismissed on Friday morning, with Mancini being confirmed as his replacement later that same day.

The President, however, insists Mazzarri is still a great Coach, and not solely to blame for Inter falling to ninth in Serie A.

“The decision [to sack him] was made over two or three days,” Thohir told Topskor.

“After that time we arrived at this conclusion.

“Mazzarri is still a great Coach, one of the best in Italy.

“I enjoyed the work he did in his 17 months at Inter.

“The current situation at Inter is not simply the fault of one person. Everyone at Inter, from the players to the coaching staff have worked hard to bring the team the best results possible.

“But events haven’t made things easy, as in the time when we needed the greatest stability on the pitch we ended up with several players out injured.”

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