Secco was at Juve while Ibra was there.
"History shows us that he leaves all the big clubs," the current Modena chief told Sport Italia. "He's evidently not a player who places the emotional issue at the top of his list of priorities.
"Knowing the character of Ibra, knowing that the following year his contract would expire, even knowing what he had in mind for his renegotiation, we were conscious of not being able at that precise moment in history to go along with him.
"As a result, we decided to sell him to the only club that officially made an offer for his services - and that side was Inter."