Amid watching at least three deals fall through during the January mercato and a perceived cutback on investment in the team, Inter Milan technical co-coordinator Walter Sabatini has reportedly offered his resignation.
Gazzetta della Sport first reported Sabatini’s apparent resignation – which he apparently submitted two weeks ago and Inter’s majority owners, Chinese-based Suning Group, have yet to respond.
The news comes following the resignation of Jiangsu Suning boss – and former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus manager – Fabio Capello. Capello recently signed an €8 million contract for a season. Jiangsu opened the Chinese Super League campaign securing just three points from its first three games.
The reasons given for Sabatini’s apparent want to leave Milan: The failures to sign Ramires, Javier Pastore or Alex Teixeira during the January mercato. Additionally, the direction from Nanjing that Inter Milan become profitable and not violate Financial Fair Play rules, which would make Sabatini’s job more difficult – forcing the team to sell players in order to buy any new ones.
In an interview with FCInter1908.it, Sabatini did not directly address reports of his resignation.
“I am waiting for events … We are discussing in a climate of total mutual understanding. But Inter is Inter, it would have been nice to build a bigger story,” Sabatini told the media outlet.
Additionally, Sabatini called Inter boss Luciano Spalletti “a great coach” who should “make a five year term” with Inter.
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