Inter's coaching situation will be resolved by the end of the week - Massimo Moratti

The Inter president has revealed that the club plan an announcement on a new coach shortly, and added that there has been contact with Gian Piero Gasperini
Inter president Massimo Moratti has reiterated that the world champions won't be rushed into appointing a new coach, but added that he expects an announcement on the situation by the end of the week.

The 2010 Champions League winners are preparing for the imminent departure of Leonardo to Paris Saint-Germain, and Gian Piero Gasperini has emerged as one of the prime candidates to replace the Brazilian, with the supremo adding that there had been discussions with the former Genoa boss.

"I wouldn't want this situation to hold up everything else. We don't have a match next Sunday and that's a bonus – it gives us a few more hours to get things sorted out. I think that we will have things sorted by the end of the week," Moratti said to reporters.

"I think there has been contact with Gasperini, through [sporting director Marco] Branca. Somebody has spoken to him."

Moratti also spoke about current France coach Laurent Blanc, but ruled out a move for the former Inter defender.

"For a start Blanc is working for the French national team at the moment, so again it would be difficult to contact him. I think he's enjoying the experience and wants to keep at it. So I haven't contacted him and I don't think it's the right time to do so."

Fiorentina's Sinisa Mihajlovic has been linked with the post in the past week, with the Tuscan club insisting their tactician is not available, while reports suggest that the English FA rebuffed an approach from the Milanese side for Fabio Capello, as their hunt to replace Leonardo continues.

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