Inter coach Leonardo has brushed aside speculation that Jose Mourinho could return to the club in the summer.
Real Madrid coach Mourinho has been linked with a return to the San Siro where he won the unprecedented Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League last season.
Inter have struggled since Mourinho’s departure to Real Madrid, with Rafael Benitez departing despite winning the Club World Cup in December. New boss Leonardo enjoyed a promising start to his tenure, but last week Inter were knocked out of the Champions League by Schalke, while they they currently sit third in Serie A, eight points adrift of his former club and league leaders Milan.
“I am not worried about these rumours,” Leonardo said. “I’m not thinking about the future. I live in the present. I don’t even think about these things.
“I have an open rapport with the club president (Massimo Moratti). He knows me, knows what I think and the only thing that interests me is to find a solution so that the team wins.”
Leonardo was speaking after Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Roma in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
“It was important to halt the negative run of results,” he continued. “It wasn’t easy, especially after our Champions League elimination.
“But against Roma we showed maturity and we took an important result – something that is not easy to do in Rome. Now we must continue to win. We still have five league games and the Coppa Italia and we need to remain lucid and calm.”