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Monday, May 13, 2013
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Moratti plays down speculation

ESPN staff

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has again played down speculation regarding the future of manager Andrea Stramaccioni at the club.

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Stramaccioni, 37, has endured a difficult first full campaign in charge of the Nerazzurri and at best will finish eighth in Serie A, meaning they will not qualify for European football for the first time since 1999-00.

Moratti has consistently backed the young coach, who led Inter's youth team to the NextGen title last year, but speculation about plans to make a change this summer won't go away.

He told the club's official website: "There's one more match left to play, let's just let them get on with it in peace. You're fuelling doubts, not me. You're the one asking me if I have any doubts, and I don't have any at the moment."

Moratti also dismissed reports that he is ready to sell a 51% share in the club to a potential foreign investor by the end of May.

"I read that too, I think somebody just made it up," he said. "I don't think so. I haven't looked at everything properly yet."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.




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