Inter director Piero Ausilio was talking to Sport Itala before Thursday’s match against Southampton and he was less than enthusiastic about the future of coach Frank de Boer.
“De Boer’s difficulties were understandable considering he arrived at the last minute in a whole new environment.
“The Chinese owners just took over as well, so we cannot expect too much intervention from them. Over the last few days we let people talk, but on Monday we met Icardi and we made the decision.
“The club is present. Obviously it can’t be the same as it was with Massimo Moratti, who is the history of the club, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good club.”
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Frank de Boer saw improvements as Inter squeezed past Southampton in the Europa League. “We must play with less fear.”
The Nerazzurri were in dire need of a boost and for much of the game at San Siro were under pressure, but Antonio Candreva’s scorching finish proved decisive.
“We must continue like this and win every game, so the last two in the group will be particularly important,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“I have to compliment the team, because we played with a lot of discipline. Southampton played in much the same style as we did.
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According to chief executive Michael Bolingbroke, Inter’s revenues will pass the €200 million level this season, for the first time in four seasons. More importantly, the club is projecting that is losses will be cut from €90 million to €60 million with the goal of reaching break even in 2019.
In an interview with Fox Business, Bolingbroke, a former Manchester United executive, talked enthusiastically about a five-year plan to transform Inter that’s approaching halftime.
“My remit when I joined (in 2012) was to get Inter back successful on and successful off the pitch,” Bolingbroke said. “Consistently in the Champions League, making money, not losing money.”
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Its such an Inter story when the two managers most frequently mentioned to replace your current manager both say no thanks.
The pressure is building on Frank de Boer, and he needs wins tonight against Southampton and the weekend away to Atalanta in order to quiet the rumors that he will be fired.
According to the Italian media, the two men at the top of the list to replace de Boer are former Roma Coach Rudi Garcia and former England boss Fabio Capello. But it seems that neither want the Inter job.
Inter Coach Frank de Boer admits the Mauro Icardi situation “is not good for the team, the fans or the club”.
The Nerazzurri captain caused a storm over the weekend after criticising the clubs Ultras in a section of his book.
While he was allowed to keep the captaincy, the Curva Nord have not forgiven the striker and have declared that he will “never be our captain”.
“This situation is not good for the team, the fans or the club,” De Boer agreed in his pre-match Press conference.
Frank de Boer acknowledges “in football there isn’t much time” but assures “I have a lot of confidence” in Inter.
The Dutchman replaced Roberto Mancini as Coach this summer, but has lost five of his opening 10 games, leading to reports that he has been give three games to improve results or be fired.
“When you don’t win it’s always difficult, because the whole team wants to win,” De Boer told reporters in his Press conference ahead of the Southampton game.
“The results against Cagliari and Roma were negative, we need to improve in that because the last defeat shouldn’t have happened
The knives are out for Frank de Boer and it appears that Inter have already identified Fabio Capello and Rudy Garcia as possible replacements.
De Boer has had a rocky start to his Inter managerial career, losing five of his first 10 games in charge of the Nerazzurri.
De Boer met with Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti, sporting director Piero Ausilio and director general Giovanni Gardini before training yesterday and laid out their concerns. That Suning is concerned with his team, selection, management of the squad and the team’s physical fitness. So basically everything he is doing.
It’s a must win game for Inter on Thursday night against Southampton in the Europa League, and it looks like Frank de Boer is going to recall Marcelo Brozovic.
Brozovic has been left out in the cold by de Boer after his behaviour when substituted during the defeat to Hapoel Be’er Sheva in an earlier Europa League group stage fixture.
With both Geoffrey Kondogbia and Joao Mario unavailable for selection due to financial fair play regulations, the door is open for Brozovic to start against the Premier League side, after left the door open for the player earlier in the week.
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The Italian papers have been tripping over themselves this week in the midst of the Icardi/Ultras fiasco to “report” that the Inter captain will be sold in January. Not so fast says his agent and wife who insists that not only will he be remaining at the club and feels the majority of the club’s fans are behind the striker.
“Get that out of your head” Wanda told Corriere della Serra
“He will not go away from Inter, will stay 100 per cent. He is – and will stay – the captain, which has not been in doubt.
It’s started again. The leaks to the media that Frank de Boer is under fire and that he has been warned that if things don’t turn around soon he will be fired.
We saw this ahead of the Juventus match and it is clear that someone at the club is not a fan of de Boer, and it doing everything they can to destabilize his position.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, De Boer had a meeting with vice-President Javier Zanetti, sporting director Piero Ausilio and director general Giovanni Gardini before training yesterday. Tellingly not at the meeting was Erik Thohir, as it was his decision to fire Roberto Mancini and bring in de Boer. A decision the football side of the club obviously questions.