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The Nerazzurri coach is already planning for the forthcoming campaign, predicting a "strong start" next term, and insists that he is not angling for a new contract with the club

Inter coach Walter Mazzarri is already looking forward to next season and has pledged to give his all for the club.

The San Siro outfit finished fifth in Serie A this term and qualified for the Europa League after missing out on continental football last year.

The former Napoli coach believes his side have made progress this term and is looking to further improve their fortunes next year, despite ending the campaign with a 2-1 loss to Chievo.

"It was a peculiar year. The end of a cycle, as president Erick Thohir said, and also the product of what happened last year. We’ll start strong," he told the club's official website.

"A coach always has to give his all for the club he’s working for. We’ll move forward. We had already reached our objectives before this game today, so I gave playing time to those who had waited on the bench.

"I’ve never been a coach who sought out contracts. I worked. And then when the time comes to start a new season you have to do it beyond what the contract might involve.

"I already have a contract. Last year at Napoli mine was set to expire and I had the best season of my career. I wouldn’t change anything if not extend it, because I already have one.

"Next season I’ll give my all for these colours, beyond any extension.

"Everything has to be clear in a club in order to be able to start strongly. Every coach that wants to transmit his philosophy has to be enthusiastic about it. A contract is the last thing on my mind, and beyond that I’m only interested in talking with the club now.

"We’ll have several meetings and talk, and then we’ll all be relaxed and happy to start the new season.

"Do we need more players for next season? I’ll discuss that with the club. There’s no sense in doing it now. I always try to take stock of things with my staff, and that also goes for games that don’t have any bearing on the standings.

"There are always many things you can observe. It was a peculiar season with a lot of things to manage and many peculiar situations. You can’t gather too much information from a game like this."

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