Internazionale Milano sacks Stefano Pioli
Inter Milan has officially parted ways with Stefano Pioli and his technical staff according to an announcement on Tuesday night by the club authority.
The statement said,”FC Internazionale Milano announce that coach Stefano Pioli has been removed from his position along with his technical staff.”
“Inter thank Stefano and his collaborators for the dedication and hard work done for the club during the last six months of what has proved to be a difficult season.”, they added.
Primavera coach Stefano Vecchi will be the interim manager for the three remaining matches of the season who played the role of interim manager previously also after the departure of Roberto Mancini.
Pioli is the third manager that the Nerazzurri has parted ways this season raising serious concerns about the instability surrounding the club. Just before the start of the campaign Roberto Mancini left being discontent with the lack of activity of the club in the transfer market. Then former Ajax manager Frank De Boer was installed in the hotseat who was sacked after a dismal start to the season. And now Pioli joins the list inspite of a promising start to his tenure where he won 10 out of the first 13 matches as the Nerazzurri manager.
Inter is currently sitting 7th on the Serie A table with 56 points, 3 points behind the European spot where arch rivals AC Milan are residing currently with 3 games remaining and Fiorentina being also in the hunt of the final European spot.
Amidst this close fight, the winless run of Inter in last 7 matches gathering only 2 points of it was a big blow to their hopes of a return to European football. The 1-0 loss again Genoa on Sunday just was the final nail to the coffin as Ausillo & Co. decided to call it a day with the former Lazio manager before it gets too late.
There are many names which are emerging as Inter’s future boss and Diego Simeone is one of them. The contract of the Argentine manager with Atletico will expire at the season end and Inter would probably go whole heartedly to land the man at San Siro this summer.
But for the time being, Vecchi is the man who is having the heavy responsibility of restoring the Milan giant to European football on his shoulders.