Inter’s technical director Marco Branca has revealed that the Italian and European champions are prepared to wait until after the World Cup to lure England boss Fabio Capello.
With current manager Jose Mourinho poised to join Real Madrid, former Milan coach Capello is Inter’s top target after Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini claimed he was not interested in re-joining his former club.
Branca said: “The Inter squad will reconvene on 15th July for pre-season training. We can wait until then.”
Inter president Massimo Moratti was wary about discussing about Capello, but refused to rule out a bid for the decorated Italian manager.
He said: “Well, let’s see, there is time, we must still evaluate the names, I don’t know yet, we’ll see.”
Capello has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave after the World Cup, but he insists he is concentrating on the South Africa tournament.
“I don’t want to talk about these things. I don’t read the papers,” he stated.
“I’ve asked my players not to be distracted during the World Cup and that goes for me as well.”
Meanwhile, Capello believes that Argentina could be England’s biggest rivals at the World Cup and has hailed Diego Maradona’s squad.
Capello told the Daily Mirror: “I’m wary of Argentina. They are probably the team with the most talented players.
“Brazil are the most compact and solid team, their style is very little Brazilian and very much European.
“Spain are the European champions, a team that can play really well. They’ve been together for ages, haven’t lost for ages, they are a real danger.
“As for the other Europeans, don’t forget that Italy are the world champions.”