Paolillo: No Inter interest in Guardiola

Inter Milan CEO Ernesto Paolillo has revealed that the European champions have never been interested in appointing Pep Guardiola as coach of the club.
Yesterday Barcelona confirmed that Guardiola is to sign a new one-year extension to remain as boss of the Spanish giants until 2012 and Paolillo has been at pains to stress that the Nerazzurri never had any intention to axe Leonardo for the former Brescia midfielder.
“He is not an object of desire for Inter. We are happy for him, but we have Leonardo who we will hold onto tightly,” Paolillo told Repubblica Radio TV.
Meanwhile, Inter have come under fire from former coach Rafael Benitez. The Spanish boss criticised the club for failing to recruit new players during the summer, but Paolillo has defended that decision.
“We were obliged to sign Andrea Ranocchia following Walter Samuel’s injury, and Giampaolo Pazzini was a real deal for us,” Paolillo added.
“The transfers we made in January were to anticipate the summer market. Last summer we kept the same team as a recognition for what they had won.”

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