Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says the dismissal of Andrea Stramaccioni was one of his toughest.
Stramaccioni was axed last week for Walter Mazzarri.
"They're never nice. But let's say it for what it is: for now this change is due to the fact that we'll have a tough year and I thought we needed a coach with the experience of Mazzarri. That doesn't diminish the fact that we rate Stramaccioni as a talented coach, with potential, and I'm sure he'll become one of the best coaches in Italy," said Moratti.