Internacional appoint Uruguayan Fossati

RIO DE JANEIRO - Internacional of Brazil have turned to Uruguayan coach Jorge Fossati for their South American Libertadores Cup challenge next year.

The grey-haired 57-year-old has had an impressive year in charge of LDU Quito, steering the Ecuadorean side to victory in the Copa Sudamericana as well as the South American Supercup, in which they beat his new club Inter in the final.

"Inter already know how to win a Libertadores," Fossati said of the club from Porto Alegre in southern Brazil who were crowned South American champions in 2006 and went on to beat Barcelona in the Club World Cup final in Japan that year.

"Inter know the way and I'm sure they think the same way I do," the former Uruguay coach, who has signed a one-year contract, told reporters when he was presented to the media on Monday.

"If we all pull in the same direction we'll be closer to success. Inter have marvellous fans and everything you need for a great Libertadores (campaign)."

Inter were runners-up in the Brazilian championship that ended nine days ago. They have won the national league title three times.