Mazzarri is pleased with their relationship thus far.
"I don't see the fact that Thohir is far away as a big problem," Mazzarri told La Repubblica. "Even more so because every time action has been needed to be taken by him, he has done it.
"Obviously I'd like to talk to people every day but once we have established what we are going to do, not always seeing each other is not a problem.
"There are more important things to worry about."