Mazzarri Signs Contract Extension

In a move that largely appears to provide the players and the manager with confidence going into the new campaign, Inter Milan have announced that the manager Walter Mazzarri has signed a one-year extension to his contract. The former Napoli manager came to the San Siro on a two-year contract. He was widely expected to leave the club back into the Champions League in his first season, but that has proved very difficult indeed. Still, there has been improvement from Inter in every area of the pitch.

They may have finished 18 points behind third placed Napoli in the table, but they were in contention for a top three place for much of the season. Mazzarri’s future has been under constant speculation in the last few weeks. Inter have decided to put an end to this speculation by offering an one-year extension to his existing contract. This will see Mazzarri stay at the club until 2016. Even though the details about the contract have not been revealed, this will have a major positive influence as the club prepares for the new campaign.

Mazzarri has stated that his first job will be to get the club back into the Champions League. Since winning the competition in 2010, Inter have been struggling to scale the heights once again. "I'll do everything in my power to get Inter back where the club belongs in Italy and Europe," said the manager. The fixtures for the new season are yet to be released, but Inter will be hoping for a good start. Even such a good start was not enough to keep them in the race to finish in the top three towards the end of the season.
Inter looked like one of the title favourites in the first half of last season, but their challenge withered away.