Internazionale president Massimo Moratti is confident Roberto Mancini will stay at the club after guiding them to their third successive Serie A title.
The Nerazzurri secured the title courtesy of a 2-0 win at Parma on the final day of the season. Substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Inter the lead in the 62nd minute and the Swede secured the victory in the 79th minute when he converted a cross from Maicon.
Mancini’s future had been the subject of intense speculation with reports suggesting he would lose his job if Inter lost the title to rivals Roma. However, Moratti is adamant Mancini will remain at the Giuseppe Meazza next season.
“Mancini will stay, nobody should worry about that. This was a Scudetto we suffered for, but ultimately deserved,” Moratti told Sky Italia.
“I’m really happy. They won the league despite the whole of Italy being against us.
“We deserved this win they have been really good and Mancini got close to them and gave them confidence.”
Mancini refused to discuss his future dedicating the title success to the Inter fans.
“This is a title for our supporters,” said Mancini.
Inter captain Javier Zanetti echoed the sentiments of Moratti saying that that the whole country was rooting for Roma.
“This Scudetto has been the most difficult,” noted Zanetti. “Today it wasn’t an easy match.
“We showed a big maturity and will to win this title.
“I give my congratulations to Roma because they played a good season, but we showed we are stronger.
“In these last two weeks everyone was against us.”
Roma boss Luciano Spalletti preferred to focus on the achievements of his team in pushing Inter all the way.
“I want to congratulate my team who overcame so many difficulties. We are very bitter and very disappointed to not have won,” said Spalletti.
“Roma fought hard right to the end, didn’t we? We’ve done what we had to do on a difficult pitch.”
Spalletti reminded everyone that Roma had been 11 points behind in February but battled back to be trailing by just one point at the start of the final day’s play.
“From minus 11 to minus one we have come close. The club has grown a lot, Roma is going forwards,” added Spalletti.
“Everyone did what they had to and I think my players deserve some credit.
“At the end of the game we had some problems but we did well to stay in the match until the end. In the end, we did what we had to do, maybe more.”