Inter Milan’s under-fire coach Walter Mazzarri has committed his future to the Serie A club following president Erick Thohir’s vote of confidence earlier this month.
“I’m definitely staying because I have a contract,” Mazzarri told a news conference yesterday. “I’ve already spoken about my contract with (technical director Piero) Ausilio, so it’s pointless that we continue to talk about it.
“I have a contract at Inter. I had to work with a contract that was running out before at Napoli and I did well there.”
Inter came fifth in Serie A and qualified for the Europa League after an inconsistent campaign in which they finished 42 points behind champions Juventus.
Inter fans were quick to express their displeasure during the season, in particular over a botched swap deal involving striker Fredy Guarin and Juve counterpart Mirko Vucinic.
Supporters were also unhappy when Mazzarri did not bring on veteran Javier Zanetti during a 1-0 defeat by AC Milan at the start of May. It would have been the Argentine defender’s last Milan derby before he retired after 19 years at the club.
However, club president Thohir made it clear he wanted Mazzarri to stay, saying he would respect the coach’s contract, which runs out at the end of next season.
“The important thing is there’s great respect between us,” Mazzarri added.
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