Serie A - Stramaccioni to stay at Inter next season

Inter chief Massimo Moratti has confirmed that he will not be replacing boss Andrea Stramaccioni over the summer.

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Serie A - Stramaccioni to stay at Inter next season
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Inter Milan's Javier Zanetti (L) embraces his coach Andrea Stramaccioni (Reuters)

The tactician’s job was believed to be on the line after a problematic campaign at the Giuseppe Meazza.

However, speaking outside of his Saras offices on Monday, the oil baron insisted that Stramaccioni would remain on the bench.

“The project will start again with Stramaccioni,” he stated to Sky Sport Italia. “You always ask me whether he’ll stay and I always tell you yes.

“It is not easy to plan for the future if your computer has a virus, when you have had as many players injured as we have, but we are thinking about next season and doing that well.”

Moratti was then reminded of occasions when Alberto Zaccheroni and Roberto Mancini left after also winning his public backing.

“Zaccheroni and Mancini were different situations,” he explained. “Roberto decided to leave and then what happened then happened.

“We needed to look for a new coach even if Mancini had done really well and we therefore went to Jose Mourinho. But it was Mancini who broke away.”

Inter got back to winning ways with a 1-0 over Parma on Sunday, but technical director Marco Branca was subjected to criticism from the Curva.

“People look for someone to blame and, right now, they are looking at him,” Moratti continued.

“Opinions need to be respected, but sometimes you don’t fully understand the situation from the outside and that’s why certain judgements are made.”

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