Ranieri is the man to save Inter | first page

Argentinian Mauricio PochettinoPortuguese Paulo Sousaserbian Dejan Stankovic and German Thomas twitch, in alphabetical order. These are the possible alternative names for Simon Inzaghi off the bench ofInter, so at the next stop in mid-November, the Nerazzurri did not come out of the crisis tunnel in which they entered with three defeats (and three Unknowns) in the first seven days of the tournament. Because now one thing is certain: This is the fairly obvious deadline set by the club for a decision on the possible dismissal of the Nerazzurri coach.

Given that no Inter fan should root for a premise of this kind, it is perfectly normal – and we must also add – that the company would consider a so-called Plan B, without compromising the hope that it will never be implemented. So it’s only natural that we try to figure out who could be the coach who is able to relaunch Handanovic and his teammates, to hunt down the Scudetto who will remain the number one goal of the season, given that the Champions League seems like a forbidden dream for everyone. . If it is really necessary to replace Inzaghi, As in a house with a fire starter, you should call a firefighter, not an architect, to save what can be salvaged before considering plans for the future.. For this reason, other than the many names already circulating in the mouths of fans, The right man in the right place is Claudio Ranieri.

Let’s imagine someone reacts by saying he is too old, or that he has already failed at Inter, but either way the Romanian coach will be able to change everyone’s mind. His seventy years brought by youthful enthusiasm are, in fact, imbued with experience and success, because Ranieri was not only the architect of Leicester’s prodigy. Thirty years ago, these days in September, he drove a car Naples In the UEFA Cup they won 5-1 in Valencia. In 2008, off the bench Juventus, celebrated 2-0 in the Champions League against Real Madrid, with a double from Del Piero, who came out amid the applause of the “Bernabéu”. Not to mention his international experience in Spain, England and France until the last salvation with Sampdoria. But above all this should not be forgotten In 2010, the year of the Inter “triple”, he scored more points than Mourinho and did not win the Scudetto in Rome, only because his championship began on the third day.With the team at zero after the dismissal of Spalletti.

It is true that, in two tournaments later in 2011-2012, there was little left at Inter, inheriting him from Gasperini in the penultimate position four days later and leaving for Stramaccioni with eight straight wins, despite seven in a row, including the derby.. But this was another Inter, now at the end of their cycle, which had in fact won nothing until two years ago, as Moratti did not have the patience to allow Ranieri to work. It is different this time, because the balance of Marotta, who in fact did not want to exclude Inzaghi, will ensure more calm for Ranieri. And since he, more than many foreign colleagues, knows Serie A and does not try to invent football, he would be the perfect man to restore serenity and balance to a seemingly lost group. With final consideration linked to the duration of any contract for Ranieri, or whoever arrives. Because recent experience has shown that it is wrong to extend coaches’ contracts in the summer. If Inter wait to extend Inzaghi’s term on June 21, and raise it from 4 to 5.5 million net, they won’t have to pay him until 2024 in case of exemption. Something really went wrong during the summer of 2018, when Spalletti’s contract was extended, who spent two years on a paid outing from Inter and also for this reason rejected the offer of Milan, who then backed out of Pioli. But that’s another story, like Inzaghi’s. Waiting to see if he can really raise the level of the squad, avoid leaving the bench to Ranieri or who knows who.