Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has defended Roberto Mancini after the coach announced his resigntion in the wake of Inter’s Champions League exit.
Mancini said after Inter’s elimination by Liverpool on Tuesday that he would leave the club at the end of the season, only to change his mind the following day.
“It was the coach’s reaction to the defeat, a wrong way of letting off steam,” Moratti told Rai television.
“The coach will talk to the players. (Whether it unsettles the side) will depend on the mentality of the team and the coach in putting things right. It’s destabilising if they want it to be, otherwise not.”
Mancini now claims that his offer to resign was borne out of frustration that Inter had a player sent off in each leg.
“If I could go back I wouldn’t make that statement,” he told Sky television. “It’s not what I think because Inter are dear to me.
“It was not pre-meditated, it wasn’t the defeat; it was the extra bitterness for how things went because we didn’t finish 11 against 11.”