Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has once opened himself up for criticism by expressing his admiration for Ajax coach Frank de Boer.
Thohir, on his latest visit to Milan, revealed he is paying attention to former Netherlands international De Boer, who is currently striving for a fourth consecutive Eredivisie title.
“I admire the work he’s doing at Ajax,” Thohir told Mediaset. “I like him as a coach, but this does not mean I want to bring him here.
As for his current coach who has a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri, Thohir added:
“I’m very happy with Mazzarri, a coach I talk with and share ideas with regularly. He’s one of the best coaches around and it’s important that we support him and get behind him now.”
But asked whether Mazzarri was the Inter coach for the long run, Thohir was not committal saying:
“We’ll just take things one step at a time,” he added.
My question to Erik Thohir is why? Why go there? Why increase the pressure and scrutiny on Walter Mazzarri? Why, Why, Why?