The pair have worked together in the past.
"I have an excellent relationship with all the players I've coached. You saw what happened last year when we played against Inter here and lost. After five minutes and with Inter in the lead there was a throw-in and Cassano came over to the dugout to say hello to me. I think that's your answer for you," said Mazzarri.
"The soul of a team is when they buy into the idea that the team always comes first, before any personal interests. You know perfectly well that in football the only person who lives by the success of the team is the coach."