Saturday September 17 2011
Cuper: 'I'd run back to Inter!'

Hector Cuper has sensationally offered to “run back to Inter,” but first urges patience for new boss Gian Piero Gasperini.

The Coach was famously sacked a few weeks into the 2003-04 campaign, having famously fumbled the Scudetto on the final day of the 2001-02 season.

“Would I return to Inter? Of course, I'd run back!” Cuper told TMW. “I was happy at Inter. We may not have won anything together, but they gave me a great deal of affection.

“If President Massimo Moratti called, then I'd be right there, because I had good times with the Nerazzurri. However, I doubt that call will come. It would be a wonderful surprise if it did.”

The list of potential candidates for the bench includes Roberto Baggio, Fabio Capello, Delio Rossi, Gianfranco Zola and Claudio Ranieri.

Gasperini was only hired in the summer, but losing all three of his official matches against Milan, Palermo and Trabzonspor have put him under immense pressure.

“For now things are going badly, but everyone needs patience. You can't always start a season on the right foot, but the team can improve over time,” assured Cuper.

“Sacking Gasperini would be a very rushed decision. I understand the fans always want to win, but you cannot fire a Coach after only a few games.

“When you choose a tactician, you evaluate the decision carefully and I'm sure that's what Inter did. They must put faith in him.

“However, if the club loses confidence, then often the Coach is the one to be changed.”

Since his spell on the Inter bench, Cuper has been in charge of Real Mallorca, Betis, Parma, the Georgia international squad, Aris Salonicco and recently signed for Racing Santander.

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