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Capello rules out ever taking charge of Inter

Fabio Capello has dismissed a report that he held talks with Inter president Massimo Moratti about replacing Claudio Ranieri as coach, insisting that he has no desire to ever coach the Nerazzurri.

The 65-year-old stood down as England manager last month and, less than 24 hours after his shock resignation, his name was being linked with Inter.

There was even a subsequent claim that Capello had spoken with Moratti about making the move to Appiano Gentile, but the former Juventus and AC Milan coach is adamant that there is no chance of him ever taking charge of the Nerazzurri.

"I heard that I met Moratti in London - it is a lie," he stated during an interview with Sky Sport24. "I don't know what I will do in the future but I can 100 per cent rule out a future at Inter."

Capello also denied any interest in taking charge of the Italian national team, declaring: "That's another fantasy - absolutely not.

The former Real Madrid boss did admit that Milan retain a special place in his heart but claimed that he is not entertaining thoughts of a return to the Rossoneri either, and is simply content to watching the reigning Serie A champions from afar.

Indeed, he admitted that he is particularly enamoured with the performances of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a player he coached during his time in charge of Juventus and he feels warrants comparison with Marco van Basten.

"Ibra is a player who can make the difference in every moment," he enthused. "When Ibra feels like playing, then he's uncontrollable. He has strength and quality.

"Usually, the phenomenal players are short, but Ibra is tall, agile and he has a great technique. That's not easy to find."

"Van Basten lived for scoring. Ibra sometimes loses the ball because he wants to show something extra."

"Technically, Van Basten and Ibra are identical, but Ibra tries to do the spectacular thing and there you see his Balkan origins."

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi recently revealed that his dream is to bring Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to San Siro.

However, Capello is of the opinion that the Portuguese attacker would not consider a move to Serie A.

"Cristiano Ronaldo to Milan? No, it will remain a dream for Berlusconi and for Italian football," he argued.

"There's no hope that Ronaldo or Messi will come to Italy to play. Their clubs are the richest and they have something extra."

Capello enjoyed two separate stints with Milan, winning four titles and one Champions League trophy with the club.

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