Appointing Stramaccioni was easy, reveals Moratti

The Inter president highlights the importance of the season ahead and is full of praise for the former youth-team coach, who took over from Claudio Ranieri in March
Inter president Massimo Moratti has voiced his confidence in young coach Andrea Stramaccioni, claiming that appointing the former Primavera boss was a simple decision.

The Nerazzurri have been through a string of trainers since Jose Mourinho left the club in 2010 and the San Siro supremo turned to the 36-year-old, who had previously been in charge of the youth ranks, in March.

The appointment brought with it an upturn in results and Moratti has been delighted with the new boss' impact on the club's fortunes.

"It didn't take a lot of courage to choose Stramaccioni," the 67-year old explained at a press conference. "He seemed to have all the features to do the job and I wasn't mistaken."

Many Italian clubs have found themselves in dire financial situations in recent months, with Inter's neighbours and rivals, AC Milan, being forced to sell the likes of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Moratti is confident about his side's future.

"We are in an economic situation that should give the strength to find positive values," he opined. "I think Inter will be a model company and investment."

The Serie A giants will return to action after the international break when they travel to Torino on September 16.