Friday June 17 2011
Inter: No from Bielsa, no to Ancelotti

Inter have confirmed that Marcelo Bielsa has rejected the opportunity to succeed Leonardo as Coach, but they've denied any contact with Carlo Ancelotti.

The Argentine was rumoured to have snubbed an approach from the Italian club and Massimo Moratti has today admitted as much.

"Bielsa turned us down for personal reasons," Moratti noted on Friday. "He was disappointed, but he could no longer continue the dialogue with us."

It has been claimed by some sources that Ancelotti, formerly of Milan, had rejected an offer following his dismissal at Chelsea.

"We respect Ancelotti, but nobody has even thought about him here," continued the oil baron. "As a result he hasn't said 'no' to us.

"Bielsa is the only person who has responded with a 'no'. The realty is that we have a mountain of people who have said 'yes' so now I'll have to decide."

It's understood that Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic is the favourite to net the job, even if he is under contract in Tuscany.

Delio Rossi and Gian Piero Gasperini are also options for the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza chief.

Current boss Leonardo is expected to leave Inter in the near future to take up a director role at Paris SG.

In a bizarre twist, Ancelotti is also being linked with the coaching role at PSG.

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