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So long, Gian Piero! Inter sack Gasperini after five games in charge

The Italian holds the ignominious honour of being the club’s first manager to leave the San Siro without recording a single victory.

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THE SACKING OF Inter Milan boss Gian Piero Gasperini was widely mooted as early as last week.

The manner of  his side’s start to both the Serie A and Champions League campaigns appeared to ask questions of his management style and tactical nous that he simply could not answer.

As inevitable as Gasperini’s departure appeared, however, few believed it would come as early as this morning. But for a team with as proud a history as Inter, not to mention the club’s nasty habit of recycling managers on a regular basis, last night’s loss to newly promoted Novara was simply deemed a humiliation too far.

Internazionale FC released the following statement this morning:

“F.C. Internazionale announces that this morning’s training session at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti in Appiano Gentile was run by Daniele Bernazzini and Giuseppe Baresi.

The Club would like to thank Gian Piero Gasperini for the dedication he has shown in his work and regret having to end the relationship with the coach.”

Cruelly, the former Genoa boss departs as the only winless manager in Inter’s 103-year history.

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