Seven years ago today, Inter named Gian Piero Gasperini as its new manager. A move I was not in favor of at the time, and it turned out rightly so.
Despite Inter president Massimo Moratti stating that:
“On Gasperini I can guarantee,” he said. “He’s a good one, who knows football, absolutely not a second choice. Against his Genoa we always suffered, now we’ll start well and win again, from the Italian Super Coppa.”
Gasperini turned out to be a disaster and was fired after only five matches, where Inter managed one draw and four defeats. Gasperini goes into the record books as one of Inter’s worst managers in the clubs history.
Caught me by surprise as I did not expect the announcement to this weekend, but Inter have today named Gian Piero Gasperini as its new coach. Gasperini has signed a two-year contract.
“Gian Piero Gasperini will be the new Inter coach,” a club statement said. “President Massimo Moratti, currently out of Italy, confirmed ‘his full satisfaction with the choice’ and, together with the entire club, wishes Gasperini ‘the success that brought Inter the title of world champions’.”
Considering the names that had been linked to the Inter opening included Capello, Bielsa and Andre Villas-Boas, I have to say I am a little underwhelmed at the announcement.
In the last two seasons Inter have went from Mourinho (Champions League winner) to Benitez (Champions League winner) to Gasperini (qualified for Europa League). That is not a step forward to me, or am I missing something here?
What about you. Are you happy with the hiring of Gian Piero Gasperini?