Carles Puyol has rejected an offer from the new Inter Milan manager, Roberto Mancini, to become his assistant at the Seria A club, according to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’. 21/11/2014 Upd. at 19:57 Carlos Dominguez CET Firstly, the former Barcelona defender has still not taken all his coaching badges; he has no experience as a manager – despite being an expert leader on the pitch – and that would also be a handicap, he felt. Mancini called Puyol personally – despite not knowing him – on Monday with the object of explaining his proposal. It seems that Puyol did take a couple of days to think about the offer, although he eventually decided not to take it up for a few different reasons. But also, among other reasons, because of his strong ties with Barcelona. He has only just began his new job working alongside Andoni Zubizarreta.