Fernando Orsi is emerging as a candidate for the assistant's job at Inter Milan.
New head coach Roberto Mancini remains in the hunt for a No2.
Orsi told TMW: "Roberto will choose the one that will do best, I have not had contact.
"Inter must now think about the derby, otherwise there is no problem.
"The winner certainly, even now, will raise the bar and take a step closer to Europe."
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