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Now Inter Want To Keep Pioli

Depending who is the source, Inter either want to keep Stefano Pioli, replace him with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in the summer, or replace him with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone in 2018. According to Corriere dello Sport, Suning have settled on the first one, and that Pioli will be back as Inter boss next [...]

Kondogbia: ‘Life Is Better with Pioli’

Geoffrey Kondogbia admits it was a “humiliation” when Frank de Boer substituted him after 27 minutes against Bologna, but that he feels “more comfortable” with Stefano Pioli. Kondogbia started started against Bologna in Week 6, but was hauled off after less than half an hour by de Boer, who was sacked after 14 games. “Being [...]

Pioli: ‘Inter further away from third’

Stefano Pioli rues Inter passing mistakes in the 2-2 draw with Torino and admits “the Champions League is further away now.” The Nerazzurri got two goals in Turin thanks to Joe Hart howlers on Geoffrey Kondogbia and Antonio Candreva, but were pegged back by Afriyie Acquah and Daniele Baselli. “We played against a very aggressive [...]

Pioli Calls Banega “A Quality Player”

Inter Coach Stefano Pioli calls Ever Banega “a quality player” and backs Mauro Icardi for Capocannoniere. Banega hadn’t played much since the former Lazio boss replaced Frank de Boer, but the Argentinian international hit a hat-trick in the win over Atalanta last weekend. “Ever is a quality player, and he knows how to find the [...]

Pioli Only Focused On Torino Trip

Inter Coach Stefano Pioli won’t discuss the Champions League – “we’ll take it one game at a time”. Since replacing Frank de Boer on the bench, the former Lazio boss has taken the Nerazzurri to within six points of third-placed Napoli, with a head-to-head game still to come. “We can’t think about the derby or [...]

Fans Perspective: Thank you Pioli, but…

Let’s face it, the last two games against Cagliari (5-1) and Atalanta (7-1) boosted Stefano Pioli’s chance to remain at the helm of Inter in the upcoming season. Fluid attacking, solid defence, 12 goals in two games and even the endorsement received by the Curva Nord (chanting ‘Noi vogliamo Stefano Pioli’) is no mean feat [...]

D’Ambrosio: “Pioli Changed Inter”

Danilo D’Ambrosio credits Stefano Pioli with turning Inter’s season around. “He says it all depends on us and nothing is impossible.” The Nerazzurri crushed Atalanta 7-1 on Sunday and propelled themselves back into the race for a top three finish. “Since Pioli arrived we have a very different mentality and must continue along this path. [...]

Since Stefano Pioli took over as Inter manager, the Nerazzurri have collected 37 points from 16 games. Had Inter maintained that rate all season, they’d currently be second, five points behind Juventus. ESPN reporter Gab Marcotti had an interesting article on the website about the impact that Pioli has had on Inter’s season. Here are [...]

Icardi: ‘Pioli Changed Our Mentality’

Mauro Icardi sent a strong signal to Argentina with his hat-trick and praised Stefano Pioli after a 7-1 demolition job on Atalanta. The striker was again snubbed by Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza this week and replied by scoring a hat-trick in the space of nine minutes. “I continue working and doing my best for my [...]

Pioli: “Exceptional Inter Performance”

Stefano Pioli hailed an “exceptional” Inter performance to destroy European contenders Atalanta 7-1. “Everything we practised worked perfectly.” The Nerazzurri were expected to be in a tight battle at San Siro, as Atalanta were one point ahead in the table, but nobody saw a 5-1 half-time result coming. “This was an exceptional performance where everything [...]