Napoli's Mazzarri poised to join Inter

24 May 2013 09:03

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is poised to join Inter Milan on a two-year deal, according to reports Wednesday.

La Gazzetta dello Sport said Inter would hand Mazzarri a two-year deal worth 3.5 million euros to the coach.

ANSA news agency later reported that Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni would not be taking the squad's training session in the afternoon, claiming Mazzarri "would be appointed by the end of the week at the latest".

Mazzarri announced his departure from Napoli after steering the club to a runner-up finish in Italy's Serie A behind champions Juventus on Sunday, qualifying the Neapolitas for next seasons' Champions League.

Inter, the last Italian team to claim the continental crown in 2010, missed out on playing in Europe next season altogether after a dismal ninth place finish was capped by a 5-2 home loss to Udinese.

Juventus finished top of Serie A to claim their 29th Scudetto, with Napoli joining the Bianconeri in the Champions League.

AC Milan finished third but will have to successfully negotiate a preliminary round before booking their ticket to the competition.

Fiorentina and Udinese qualified for the Europa League, while Roma and Lazio will fight it out for the final spot in that competition when they face off in the Italian Cup final on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium.

Source: DSG