Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri is delighted with his relationship with fans.

Ranieri feels that his work ethic is evident with the players and fans, which will make him a favourite at the club.

"If you ask me why the Inter fans have taken to me so quickly, all I can think of is that they must like my attitude to hard work - I've got my head down and focused on sorting Inter out," he said.

"I have a strong character, I say what I think and with age my defects have worsened... I joined Inter at a difficult time when the team were up to their necks but I also saw determination and a sense of belonging.

"It annoyed me when I heard people saying these players were old and wise, and I remained calm even when we lost because I could see how they worked," he concluded.