May 22, 2010 goes down in history as one of the great nights in Inter histoty. On a beautiful night in the Santiago Bernabéu, Inter were kings of Europe after two goals from Diego Milito saw Inter beat Bayern Munich 2-0 to win the Champions League.
Little did we know that Inter’s decline into mid-table mediocrity would begin that night. Jose Mourinho left for the bright lights of Real Madrid and in the subsequent six years, Inter have had 8 managers. Inter have now gone five years without a trophy, an eternity for one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
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The Inter board is very much split on what to do with coach Frank de Boer.
De Boer has lost six of his total 12 competitive games in charge of the club and performances have been poor. Inter’s 2-1 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday made it three league defeats in a row, following a shock home defeat to Cagliari last week and a 2-1 reverse at Roma earlier this month.
The last time Inter lost three on the trot was in 2013 when Andrea Stramaccioni was at the helm.
Under fire manager Frank De Boer is reported to be meeting with club management and Chinese owners Suning on Wednesday to discuss his future at the club.
The 2-1 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday made it three league defeats in a row, following a shock home defeat to Cagliari last week and a 2-1 reverse at Roma earlier this month.
The last time Inter lost three on the trot was in 2013 when Andrea Stramaccioni was in charge.
Frank de Boer concedes “it was all Atalanta in the first half,” but saw improvements and defended his choices as Inter lost 2-1.
The Nerazzurri are now level with Sampdoria and only one point clear of Udinese in the table. It was their third consecutive Serie A defeat, the sixth of his 12 competitive games.
“We know that it is always very difficult to play in Bergamo. Above all in the first half we just didn’t play, it was only Atalanta,” the Coach confessed on Mediaset Premium.
Mauricio Pinilla’s 88th-minute spot-kick takes Atalanta above Inter in Serie A and extends Frank De Boer’s side’s winless run to four games.
A late Mauricio Pinilla penalty gave Atalanta a dramatic 2-1 victory over Inter to increase pressure on beleagured Nerazzurri boss Frank De Boer.
Eder’s second-half piledriver looked to have salvaged a point for Inter, before Pinilla stepped up to stroke in an 88th penalty and condemn the visitors to a third consecutive Serie A defeat.
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After being turned down by Rudi Garcia and Fabio Capello it appears that former PSG coach Laurent Blanc is the new front-runner to replace Frank de Boer.
Despite beating Southampton 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, there are factions within the Inter board room that want to get get of the manager, and he has been told that he has the next two games to turn things around or he will be fired.
According to Calciomercatoweb.it, Inter have already contacted Blanc to see if he’s available to take over from de Boer.
Frank de Boer’s press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Atalanta will have many Inter fans scratching their heads at his comments. Here are some of the highlights:
“We were very compact in the first half against Southampton, although our general philosophy is to press the opposition high up the pitch. Southampton are a good side and very physical so we did things a bit differently against them. It doesn’t mean we’re going to play that way all the time, though. We need to up the pace when we have the ball.”
The coach also responded to media criticism:
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Paolo Fontanesi, author of Inter captain Mauro Icardi’s book ‘Sempre Avanti’, has stated that the book ‘will be reprinted’ after recent controversy.
Icardi became embroiled in a row with the club’s Ultras over a segment in the book, which his biographer has assured will be amended with the revised edition.
“The book will be reprinted, for which I still need to meet with Icardi,” Fontanesi told FCInter1908.it.
“We will try to understand the parts that he wants to remove which have been agreed with the club.
Antonio Candreva’s superb strike earned Inter a fortunate win over Southampton that eased the pressure on under-fire boss Frank de Boer
The win was Inter’s first in Group K at the third attempt and the Serie A side more than rode their luck as Southampton dominated for long periods, created a string of chances and were desperately unfortunate not to earn at least a point.
Antonio Candreva rifled home what proved to be the only goal midway through the second half, but Inter were forced to play out the final 13 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Marcelo Brozovic and were grateful to goalkeeper Samir Handanovic for making several stunning saves as the visitors piled on the late pressure.
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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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