Inter has officially announced they have fired Stefano Pioli. This is the third coach Inter has gone through this season; Roberto Mancini and Frank de Boer were the other two.
Pioli had taken over at Inter back in early November. Inter won 8 out of their first 10 games under Pioli, including a 7-game winning streak. It seemed that Pioli had steered the ship back on course after the struggles under de Boer. However, it has been a very different story lately.
To say that Inter has been struggling would be an understatement. Inter has failed to win a game since March 12th. They have lost three straight games, and 5 out of their last 6. They have had two recent losses against the lowly likes of Crotone and Genoa. They have fallen to 7th place and hopes of a Europa League spot are slipping away. This firing is not all that surprising given Inter’s horrible run of games.
Inter are in a difficult place. The organization needs stability and whoever they hire to be their next coach, the club must do their due diligence and pick the right guy. A club as big as Inter should not be changing coaches this much during the season. The Italian media has linked Inter to the likes of Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone. Those are the type of coaches Inter need; passionate, fiery, and hardworking, but they would be hard hires to pull off.
In the mean time, Inter has announced that their Primavera coach Stefano Vecchi will take over.