Massimo Moratti: Whither my next coach?
With Leonardo’s exit, the Inter coaching job has opened up. So far their search has foundered.
Andre Villas- Boas is Chelsea bound. Fabio Capello’s son confirms Inter made an approach for the England manager but he’s bound to the FA. Marcelo Bielsa, the mercurial ex-coach of the Chilean national team has all but taken himself out of contention preferring to go into hiding.
Claude Puel who walked away with a year left in his contract at Lyon has been tapped as Athletico Bilbao’s new manager. There is some talk about Guus Hiddink now that Chelsea’s managerial position is about to be filled. His agent indicated the Dutchman would consider an offer if Inter made an official approach. The Turkish football federation would obviously strongly discourage any such move.
Meanwhile Gian Piero Gasperini, the former coach of Genoa is being considered because of his revolutionary ways with that club. But he’s not favoured by Massimo Moratti personally. Luciano Spalletti currently at Zenit St Petersburg is also on on the list. Maybe Carlo Ancelotti can be lured back despite his avowed year off from or his preference to keep coaching in the Premier League.
Should Inter go with an Italian or a foreign coach?
If Moratti should looks outside he will find Mark Hughes available and ambitious. The former Fulham manager indicated his readiness to move to a bigger stage. The Premiership is now closed.