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Moratti rules out Mancini return

24 May 2010 10:58:48

Moratti rules out Mancini return

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti remains an admirer of Roberto Mancini but has no plans to bring the Manchester City boss back to the San Siro.

Moratti is likely to have to find a new coach for the Nerazzurri over the summer with Jose Mourinho on the brink of joining Real Madrid after leading the club to the treble - a feat completed by Saturday's Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu.

When asked about how he intended to fill the post should Mourinho depart, Moratti told Sky Sport Italia: "I thought about it this morning. He (Mancini) is the only one I didn't think of due to the fact that we have already had him and he is part of our history."

He added: "No, I don't think that for him this is the path to follow.

"I believe he is happy in England, that he likes living in England and hence, to bring him back in this difficult situation would be offensive."

Mancini, who guided Inter to three consecutive Scudetti before being dismissed in the summer of 2008 and replaced by Mourinho, led City to a fifth-place finish in the Barclays Premier League six months after taking over at Eastlands.

Moratti did express admiration for Mancini, however.

"Both (Mourinho and Mancini) are very different from a character standpoint but they have something in common, courage," Moratti said.

"Both of them are courageous, because Mancini, I have to say, the great thing about Mancini, is that he was courageous and talented as a player and as a person.

"Mourinho has talent and courage as well as a professionalism that is born in his work ethic."


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