Massimiliano Mirabelli, who had worked with the Nerazzuri from 2011 to 2016, revealed he was impressed with Fonseca’s work at Roma and had discussions to bring him to Inter.
Talking to Italian television station Tele Lazio Nord,
“I like Fonseca a lot. When I was Inter, in addition to studying great players I also loved studying the coaches, and when he was at Braga I used to go there because his team played great football, leaving an important mark.
“We know the difficulties Roma are going through but he is doing a great job and I hope the club keep hold of him. I proposed him at Inter and we came close, with discussions with his entourage.”
Before tipping his former club for the Scudetto this season,
remembered his work at
“I won all the scouting championships with Inter and [Marco] Fassone appreciated my work and took me to Milan. I liked to go by plane or car and track players, I didn’t enjoy being an armchair director. I love being out there and seeing the players on the pitch.
“I believe that Inter, with their squad and an important coach [Antonio Conte], are on their way to winning the Scudetto. I thought that Atalanta could compete with them, but they got distracted in the Champions League, otherwise they would be an important team.
“Today I am a bit late, but I believe that Inter will win the Scudetto with ease, comfortably. The real fight will be for those targeting the Champions League, and the pain of those who will miss out.”
, who currently has a directorial role at
, went on to reveal his best signings through his career as well as his biggest regret.
“[Franck] Kessie and [Hakan] Calhanoglu are my best and I think you can see that even now. The biggest regret, however, for both Milan and Inter is Aubameyang. I tried to sign him since he was practically a nobody, since I was at Inter and Milan sent him to Saint Etienne.
“It would have cost nothing but I couldn’t convince the team. When I went to Milan, he had already moved to Borussia Dortmund.”