Claudio Ranieri signs two-year deal to become Inter coach
Former Chelsea manager takes charge of San Siro club following the dismissal of Gian Piero Gasperini
Claudio Ranieri has been confirmed as Internazionale’s new coach after the Serie A club moved swiftly to replace Gian Piero Gasperini.
The former Chelsea and Roma manager has signed a two-year deal with the Milan club just a day after Gasperini was sacked.
Gasperini, who replaced Leonardo at the club in June, was dismissed on Wednesday with the Nerazzurri languishing in 18th place in Serie A after a dismal start to his spell at the San Siro.
A statement on the club’s website said: “Claudio Ranieri is officially the new coach of Inter. The coach signed a contract binding him to the club until 30 June 2013.
“All of Inter has the pleasure of welcoming Claudio Ranieri and his staff. He will guide today’s training session and will be unveiled tomorrow to the press.”
Inter suffered four losses under Gasperini, including defeats by AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup and Trabzonspor in the Champions League.
The Milan outfit lost their opening league game at Palermo before being held to a goalless draw by Roma at the San Siro.
And the 3-1 defeat by Serie A newcomers Novara on Tuesday night forced Inter president Massimo Moratti’s hand, with Ranieri becoming the fourth coach to take charge of the club since José Mourinho’s departure in 2010 after he led them to an historic treble.