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Stramaccioni grateful for support from Inter Milan president Moratti

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is grateful to president Massimo Moratti for his support.

Stramaccioni enters his first full season as senior coach.

"I talked with the President right from my first day at the Primavera side. He wanted to know about the training schedule, the players and even the smaller details. Now we discuss things and share our ideas, which I consider to be a fundamental change in our rapport.

"When did I wonder if I'd be confirmed on the bench? I asked myself the question for the first time after Parma-Inter in Week 36, a defeat that practically put us out of the Champions League race. It was going badly and there were no more untouchables, so I could see everything being turned upside down and wasn't sure what to say in my Press conference.

"It was the President who calmed me down and called to say we didn't deserve to lose and did well anyway. We were out of the Champions League places. I don't know how many Presidents would've reacted that way.

"I am training myself to get used to the precarious nature of being a Serie A Coach. I feel happy on the field, as it's my home, but off it is another matter. I am always perplexed by how rapidly people and teams are judged."

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