Legendary former Inter defender Riccardo Ferri has spoken about the rumours linking him to the Nerazzurri as a potential replacement for technical manager Gabriele Oriali.

Speaking to Italian news outlet L’Interista, the 57-year-old downplayed the rumours of his return to the club in a coaching role, and emphasized that he is only following the story through the media.

Oriali has been in the role of technical manager at Inter since the summer of 2019, arriving alongside head coach Antonio Conte and assisting the former Chelsea, Italy, and Juventus boss in his duties.

However, with Conte gone from the club and Simone Inzaghi in his place as head coach of the team, Oriali’s future is in doubt.

The 68-year-old is currently at the Euros where he is technical manager under head coach Roberto Mancini, but he will hold discussions with the Nerazzurri when the tournament is finished regarding his future, with his contract currently extending until June of 2022.

Should Oriali depart, Ferri has been linked to the club as his replacement.

However, in the Italian’s own words, Ferri is not currently seriously thinking about the possibility or in talks with Inter:

“I’m also reading everything from the newspapers. I can say that I have the utmost respect for the Inter ownership and for Oriali, and I have nothing more to add.”