Beppe Baresi sorry for daughter criticising Inter boss Roberto Mancini
Beppe Baresi has apologised to Roberto Mancini after his daughter criticised the new Inter Milan coach on Twitter and accused him of disrespecting her father in a magazine interview.
Mancini has appointed his own coaching staff since being named as Inter coach last Friday, leaving Baresi unsure of what role he now plays at the club.
Regina Baresi, Beppe's daughter and captain of Inter's women's team, tweeted her dismay at Mancini's arrival in a tweet which she later deleted, saying "welcome back my arse!" before adding a new tweet in which she praised her father for what he has achieved in 37 years with Inter.
Grazie per tutti i messaggi di affetto, dopo 37 anni per mio papà c'è sempre e solo l'Inter. pic.twitter.com/X9PG30pJuy- Regina Baresi (@ReginaBaresi) November 15, 2014
She suggested that her father had been "sacked" by Mancini out of revenge for the fact that he never gave his sons an opportunity in the Inter first team, adding that Beppe "found out that he was out of Inter in a phone call from director of sport [Piero] Ausilio in the evening."
Regina, 23, told Chi magazine: "[Mancini] should have said it straight to his face, but he didn't.
"Mancini didn't even have the courage to look my father in the eyes before he sacked him. After over 30 years at Inter, he deserved respect.
"I put myself in his shoes and to think that from the morning to the evening, you find yourself out of work -- it just makes me want to cry. If I meet him, I'm not going to say hi to him. He was disrespectful to my dad."
Regina has got it all wrong, though, according to her father, 56, who has issued an apology for her outburst to the ANSA news agency.
"I've never been fired by Inter," the older brother of AC Milan legend Franco Baresi said. "Roberto Mancini has arrived with his own coaching staff, with whom he will work with the first team.
"Some of the words my daughter has said about the club and Roberto Mancini have been misinterpreted and certainly aren't what she really thinks, and I'm sorry for what has happened and apologise for it.
"I'm at the service of Inter, a club I have worked with for a lifetime. I'll have a meeting with [general manager] Marco Fassone and Piero Ausilio soon to define what my new role at the club will be."
Until then, Baresi is "closed in his own home, in silence," according to his daughter.
"I can see how much he's hurting, but he has too much affection for the club to say anything bad about them," she said.