MILAN – Lele Oriali has decided to leave the role of manager of the National team to devote himself exclusively to Inter , where he is Conte's right-hand man.
The Oriali contract would have expired on July 15 , the date that should have marked the end of the European Championships , but the manager decided to close early by renouncing the residual salaries .
Oriali had started his experience in blue in 2014 , when he had taken the place of Gigi Riva.
Now Oriali will dedicate himself only to Inter in view of the resumption of the championship which should take place in mid-June.
The Como manager was also a Nerazzurri player from 1970 to 1983.
As manager he was one of the protagonists of the 2010 Nerazzurri Triplete, in fact recently Mourinho recalled him with the following statements to Sky Sport:
"Zanetti? Even in quarantine and without a hairdresser – Mourinho smiles watching the video of the vice president of Inter – he always has top hair.
He was the captain of captains.
He, Cordoba, Materazzi, Toldo, were players of heart, of Nerazzurri heart.
The transmission of Interistic values, the transmission of a dream.
Thanks also to Branca and Oriali, they did a great job and helped me with the choices.
But the man who led everyone to the dream was Moratti and he was also fundamental for this ambition ".
Then José tells one of the decisive moments, that of the sensational comeback in Kiev:
"I have seen sad people and I hate sad people when there is so much to play.
I cried many times after the big wins, but I cried only once after a defeat.
At the break I managed to get into the hearts of the players. "
Then the elimination of Barcelona:
"Before the game my son – who was ten years old – told me 'I don't remember your first final, now I want this final.
I want to remind you.
Before the game I tell my son's team and tell the players to think about them.
We entered the field with the awareness that we were not doing it just for us ”.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano