Claudio Ranieri sacked after poor run at Inter Milan


Tuesday 27 March 2012 11:46
 Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri

Internazionale last night sacked manager Claudio Ranieri. Inter lost 2-0 to Juventus on Sunday evening, dropping them to eighth in Serie A, following a run of one win in 10 games. They are 22 points behind city rivals and league leaders Milan.

Inter were also recently knocked out of the Champions League by Marseilles in the last 16. Ranieri has been replaced by youth-team coach Andrea Stramaccioni, who led a young side to win the NextGen trophy in London on Sunday.

The vastly-experienced Ranieri replaced Gian Piero Gasperini in September but was unable to turn around Inter's season, with yesterday's 2-0 defeat to Juventus extending a woeful run that has seen them win only one of their last 10 Serie A matches.

That dismal sequence has left them down in eighth place, 10 points adrift of the Champions League places, and 22 behind league-leading rivals AC Milan.

The loss to Juventus was also their 12th league defeat of the campaign, only one shy of the club record of 13 suffered in 1947-48.

The Inter statement read: "President Massimo Moratti and everyone at Inter would like to offer their sincere thanks to Claudio Ranieri and his staff for the professionalism and commitment they showed over recent months in charge of the team.

"Furthermore Inter would like to report that Andrea Stramaccioni - the coach of the Primavera team, who won the NextGen Series - will take charge of the first team.

"The club wishes Andrea Stramaccioni the best of luck as he will join up with the team tomorrow at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti."

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