Moratti hints at Mancini move

The Inter chief has suggested the former Manchester City manager could be replace Andrea Stramaccioni and downplayed rumours they have already agreed terms with Walter Mazzarri
Inter president Massimo Moratti has refused to rule out a move for former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini amid ongoing speculation that they are ready to part company with current head coach Andrea Stramaccioni.

The 48-year-old, who coached Inter to three consecutive Serie A titles during a four-year stint from 2004 until 2008, was dismissed at City earlier this month and is believed to be one of the candidates to replace Stramaccioni if the latter were to leave the Giuseppe Meazza side.

"Is Mancini an option? Anything’s a possibility in football," Moratti told reporters, before stressing that no final decision has been made about the future of Stramaccioni.

"There are no statements to give. I know he’s not feeling well, so it’s right that he’s had to rest. Nothing more than that. I really don’t think there’s any earth-shattering news to tell you."

Aside from Mancini, Walter Mazzarri has also been linked with the position of Inter coach, but Moratti has insisted that no agreement exists with the former Napoli coach yet.

"Is Mazzarri signing? The rumour was going around but it’s not true."

Mazzarri recently announced his decision to step down as Napoli coach after guiding them to second place in the Serie A table.