Balotelli gatecrashes new Inter coach presentation


MILAN (AP) -- Former Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli has made a surprise visit at the news conference to present Andrea Stramaccioni as the new coach of the Serie A club.

Balotelli, who spent three seasons at Inter before moving to Manchester City in 2010, gatecrashed the conference Tuesday, causing Stramaccioni to exclaim: "What a surprise!"

The 21-year-old Balotelli had earlier driven to the club's training ground in a Ferrari to greet his former teammates.

Stramaccioni was promoted from being youth club coach after Claudio Ranieri was sacked on Monday. He is Inter's fifth manager since Jose Mourinho departed after leading Inter to a treble in 2010.

Stramaccioni says "it is a dream. There's no fear, I'm only focused on the work on the pitch."