Toronto FC could be interested in Walter Mazzarri

Jul 29, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri (left) talks to his players from the bench in the first half against Manchester United at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 29, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri (left) talks to his players from the bench in the first half against Manchester United at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to a numerous sources across Italy, former Internazionale and Napoli head coach, Walter Mazzarri, could be making a move to Major League Soccer with Toronto FC.

If reports out of Italy are to be believed, former Internazionale and Napoli head coach, Walter Mazzarri, could be on his way to Major League Soccer with Toronto FC. The Italian tactician has been without a club since last Janaury when he was replaced at Inter by former Manchester City head coach, Roberto Mancini. Mazzarri moved to Manchester immediately after in the hopes of improving his English.

While it is said that he’d prefer a stint in the Premier League, his agent, Andrea D’Amico, recently came out to suggest that Major League Soccer was a real possibility for his client.

"“It’s still early to comment on talks,” D’Amico told reporters. “However I can’t exclude a possible move to the MLS. Any quality project is being taken into consideration.”"

Little has been said from sources in North America, but reports have begun to run rampant across the Atlantic that Toronto FC are in negotiations with the 54-year-old. D’Amico also happens to represent the 2015 MLS Golden Boot winner and current Toronto FC Designated Player, Sebastian Giovinco.

It should be noted that just earlier this month TFC’s new president, Bill Manning, confirmed that he wanted current head coach Greg Vanney to remain at the helm in 2016.

"“Sometimes it’s easy to say, ‘Fire someone,’ but had I fired Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake wouldn’t of had the history they have. And so I look at this scenario, and I find [it] very similar. With another season, with the group that we’ve built and fine tuning, Greg can be a very good coach in this league.”"

Toronto FC earned their first ever playoff berth this season under Vanney’s tutelage, but finished in sixth spot and were eliminated in the first round by the Montreal Impact. The 41-year-old took over for Ryan Nelsen towards the end of the 2014 campaign, and was unable to steer the club to the postseason last year.

Mazzarri has spent his entire 15 year playing career and 14 year coaching career on the Italian peninsula.