These next few hours are decisive for Rafa Benitez's future at Inter. Tonight there were rumours of a meeting that were later denied by the Nerazzurro president, between Massimo Moratti and technical director Marco Branca, to discuss the future of the Spaniard, who seems to be more removed from the Nerazzurri as time goes by. The favourite candidate to replace him seems to be Leonardo, who spent last year at Milan's helm (his first experience as a coach). At the end of the meeting, Massimo Moratti commented: "At the moment, Benitez is the coach and I haven't contacted any other coaches. There hasn't been any marathon meeting and I had other things to do while other people met," explained Moratti. Moratti's son (and Inter vice-president) Angelomario Moratti, sports director Piero Ausilio and attorney Angelo Capellini arrived at the Saras offices in the late afternoon and were joined later on by technical director Marco Branca. Possibly, these denials have the purpose of buying time and assessing how to "free themselves" from Benitez in the least taxing way.