Mourinho appointment a masterstoke say Inter

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Internazionale supremo Massimo Moratti remains confident that the club's decision to bring in new coach Jose Mourinho last summer will prove to be a masterstroke.

Moratti opted to axe Roberto Mancini to draft in the Portuguese, who has his side on course for a fourth successive Serie A title.



"I am more convinced than ever that I made the right choice by bringing in Mourinho," Moratti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.



"It proved costly to fire Roberto Mancini, but we needed a change.



"Jose Mourinho has brought renewed enthusiasm and has changed our training methods. I am sure that we will hit top form when we need to."



Meanwhile, Reggina have been fined and warned over their future conduct after their fans racially abused AS Roma players during Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Oreste Granillo.



The match ended in a stalemate after the Calabrians stole a point late on, but afterwards Roma lodged an official complaint with the Italian football authorities.



The match official also reported the incidents of racist chanting and Reggina have now been fined 7,500 euros.



"There were constant racial discriminatory chants towards Roma players by fans of the home side through out the match," said presiding judge Giampaolo Tosel.



Juventus striker Amauri has pledged his international future to Brazil, having been linked with a call-up to the Italy national team set-up.



The 28-year-old South American had been considering an approach to represent Italy after failing to make a single appearance for the Selecao throughout his career.



But, despite qualifying via nationality rules, the former Palermo star wants to play for the country of his birth.



Amauri was called up by Brazil coach Carlos Dunga for next week's friendly against Italy but Juve blocked his appearance as the game does not fall within an officially recognised FIFA international window.



"There is no way I will choose Italy over Brazil," he said.



"I will continue dedicating myself to the club and looking for my place in the Selecao. I hope to be called again by Dunga next time Brazil plays."

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