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On This Day: Inter Hire Gian Piero Gasperini

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.

Gasperini, 53, led Genoa to promotion from the second division in 2007 and qualification for the Europa League with a fifth-place finish in Serie A in 2009. He was fired by Genoa in November.

“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?


{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Luccio June 24, 2011, 7:57 pm


  • Cony June 24, 2011, 8:01 pm

    He has ambition and thats an excellent motovatio
    He is better than the expired names like Capello, Ancheloti

    Good luck Gaspirini

  • aabz June 24, 2011, 8:32 pm

    well gaspirini is a good tactition but if we dont get replacement for dejan,zanetti,cambiasso which were the real success of inter who wont do anything lets see which players they gona get now .

  • Luccio June 24, 2011, 10:43 pm

    I take that comment back, I think he deserves a chance, I would of liked a better experienced coach, but let’s just hope he does the best he can for inter and their future.

    • Sani June 26, 2011, 6:03 am

      All coaches in Serie A have relatively low experience in the European cups. In the league, roma with Enrique and juve with Conte dont even have Serie A experience. Allegr with milan got in Serie A last year. Gasperini was there like 3 years ago!! He play a good football and he is a good on a tactics! If he have a good charisma it might work. But forget Europe this year.

      • Sani June 26, 2011, 6:16 am

        Morati have to help him. We need players. Have a regret for Sanchez. Its good to look for new talents and save $$$, but you will always have to pay for already good one top $$$. Its not done yet and again Mr. Morati had very good calls in the recent past, so will see!!! My opinion, thing right now is Cl spot and Coppa Italia final.

  • Lipa June 25, 2011, 4:17 pm

    At first, I was dissapointed hearing this. But after some rational thinking I figured this could be a good move after all. Gasperini is an excellent tactician, Mourinho also said that. He almost ended up as an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson, and a possible successor to Man Utd manager seat, not many people remember or know that fact. Actually, now, I believe he could be extremely successful if he gets along with Inter superstars Eto’o, Sneijder…

    • panucci June 27, 2011, 5:49 pm

      good point there LIPA !!!

  • Shak June 25, 2011, 10:03 pm

    Gasperini is only here to fill in until pep guardiola arrives, why else would so many small named managers say no to inter? Because they know it is temporary, gasperini was out of work so had no choice. Having said that he is a quality tactician and has done well, fergie and Jose have both complimented his managerial qualities….inter need to freshen up the squad more then a big name manager atm.

  • Aro June 27, 2011, 2:45 pm

    I was expecting someone higher standard, that has been qualified for Chapions League at least and worked with better clubs compared to Genoa.

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