Zanetti: I’m looking for the right role with Inter

The 40-year-old is in talks with owner Erick Thohir over a "suitable" position, while also insisting that he retired without any regrets

Javier Zanetti believes his future at Inter will be clearer by next month, but has reiterated his desire to stay at San Siro.

The former Argentina international retired from competitive football earlier this month, after 19 seasons with the Nerazzurri, and is expected to take up an administrative role with the club.

Indeed, Zanetti says that he has already discussed his future with owner Erick Thohir and that they are now just trying to decide upon the right job for him.

“I’ve been talking with Thohir for months to find a corporate role that’s suitable,” the 40-year-old told reporters.

“In early June I’ll be able to be more precise about my future at Inter.”

The defender then commented on his exclusion from the starting XI for his last ever derby, which Milan won 1-0 thanks to Nigel De Jong’s second half goal.

“I’m not angry about the exclusion," he said of Walter Mazzarri's decision. "I remain a professional at heart and it’s not my style to challenge the decision of the coach.

“All I regret is the fact that we lost the game.

“Other than that though, I have no regrets in my career. I’m just happy that I’ve received so much respect from everyone.”

Zanetti made over 600 appearances for Inter, while he also holds the record number of appearances for his country, having represented Argentina on 145 occasions.