Stankovic: Simeone will coach Inter, but not now

There is no prospect of the Argentine returning to the San Siro outfit in the near future, but the Nerazzurri are hopeful it could happen several years down the line

Inter director Dejan Stankovic believes Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone will return to coach the Italian club – but he will have to wait until Roberto Mancini departs.

The former midfielder hinted at a return to the San Siro last month, sparking discussion about the possibility of the move.

Stankovic, however, is not expecting to see Simeone back in Milan anytime soon, despite Mancini’s failure to secure Champions League football.

“This is already the fourth time we’ve talked about this,” Stankovic told Mediaset Premium.
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“Perhaps a day will come when he arrives, but not tomorrow or next year, maybe in a few years.

“Mancini is here to stay.”

Inter are fourth in Serie A following Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Lazio, seven points behind third-placed Roma.

As for Simeone’s Atletico, they are level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona with two matches remaining. The Spanish capital club also enjoy a 1-0 lead against Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final tie.