Walter Mazzarri signed a two-year contract with Inter Milan when he moved to the club last summer from Napoli. He has completed one year of the contract and is now entering into the second term. However, he has had to fight a lot of speculation about his future following a disappointing campaign with the club in which they finished only in the fifth place. As a result, they will have to settle for another season without Champions League football. Despite this, Mazzarri is confident that the club will return back to this European competition.
He says that he is now ready to start working for the next season. The club are expected to strengthen significantly in several areas of the pitch. They will be working towards improving the defence and midfield, where they have already lost a number of key players. Esteban Cambiasso has been allowed to leave the club, while the same applies to the likes of Diego Milito and Walter Samuel. Javier Zanetti has also announced his retirement from a game. Such mass exodus of established players is likely to believe the squad very thin going into the new season.
Mazzarri has been offered a new contract according to the club’s chief Piero Ausilio. It remains to be seen if he will sign the deal without proper assurance of a substantial transfer budget.
“Not continuing with Inter? I already have a contract. Last year at Napoli mine was set to expire and I had the best season of my career. I wouldn’t change anything if not extend it, because I already have one. Next season I’ll give my all for these colours, beyond any extension. I’ve never been a coach who sought out contracts. I worked. And then when the time comes to start a new season you have to do it beyond what the contract might involve,” said Mazzarri.