Inter fires Ranieri and promotes Stramaccioni
Inter Milan changed coaches for the second time this season,
firing Claudio Ranieri on Monday night after winning just one of
its last 10 league matches.
Andrea Stramaccioni was promoted from youth club coach, one day
after a 2-0 loss at Juventus.
Ranieri was hired in September to replace Gian Piero Gasperini
but his tenure was marred by injuries and Inter’s inability to
overcome the departure of Samuel Eto’o.
Inter is eighth in Serie A at 12-12-5, is one shy of the club
record for losses. set in 1947-48. It was eliminated from the
Champions League in the second round by Marseille.
Ranieri previously coached Chelsea, Juventus and Roma, but his
only significant titles came with Valencia, where he won the Copa
del Rey in 1999 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2004.
Stramaccioni becomes Inter’s fifth different manager since Jose
Mourinho departed after Inter won the Champions League, Serie A and
Italian Cup in 2010. Rafa Benitez followed and was replaced by