Inter’s season has plunged deeper into chaos, as manager Frank De Boer has been sacked after less than three months at the club.
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The former Ajax manager replaced Roberto Mancini in the summer and oversaw a €130m summer overhaul that included expensive signings such as Joao Mario, Antonio Candreva and Gabriel Barbosa.
However, the Nerazzurri struggled to find any sort of consistency this season, losing four of their last five Serie A matches and finding themselves in 12th place in the table, 13 points behind leaders Juventus.
They have not fared much better in the Europa League – despite narrowly beating Southampton in their last match, defeats against Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Sparta Prague have meant that they face an uphill struggle to qualify for the next round.
De Boer was notified on Tuesday morning, days after a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, that his contract was to be terminated having overseen fourteen games in charge, half of which ended in defeat.
The Serie A side have not yet commented on who will replace De Boer at the San Siro, but the early frontrunners for the position are thought to be former Lazio manager Stefan Pioli and Laurent Blanc, most recently at Paris Saint-Germain and an ex-Inter player.