Zanetti appointed Inter Manager
Inter Milan have appointed club legend Javier Zanetti as their new manager on a one year contract
He comes after a disappointing season where Inter, under Andrea Stramaccioni where they finished ninth in Seria A. Andrea Stramaccioni was sacked after four defeats in their last five games.
He is an instant favourite with the crowd after playing for Inter from 1995 to 2014. He is the only player who is not from Italy to captain an Italian team and he is the highest appearance maker for an Italian club and he is also inter Milan's all time appearance maker.
A club's spokesmen said' After we lost four of our last five games the board felt like there was no alternative for them then to sack Andrea Stramaccioni and bring in a replacement and we thought long and hard about our replacement. They thought who better to appoint then a club legend who knows the club and is our most loyal player.
Zanetti said at his unveiling yesterday that the club's expectations were fair and he thought that they could go even further and qualify for the Champions League. He said'My dream for this club is to become like the Inter Milan side who won the treble and I am fortunate to have played under great managers and to have the experience of a player for may years, therefore i know how they feel.
Zanetti won sixteen trophies including fifteen under his captaincy and in his biography he said'It was the first team to open the doors of European football. I was very young when I came here and I think not many teams could have had so much faith and patience with a boy in his early twenties from the very first day like Inter did with me. I will always be grateful for that. For some reason I have always felt at home here at Inter and this is why I have never thought of leaving.