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    Why Stefano Pioli is the perfect manager to replace De Boer at Inter

    Why Stefano Pioli is the perfect manager to replace De Boer at Inter

    Inter anthem’s title says everything about the nature of this club: ‘Pazza Inter’, crazy Inter. The nerazzurri used to be a crazy and unpredictable club under an Italian ownership and the new, oriental version of the control room makes no exception.

    New Chinese owners and President Thohir have no experience of Italian football, they are on very good terms with their external advisor, Mr. Kia Joorabchian who, however, doesn’t care about Inter’s good, but is only interested in his business. Ausilio and Zanetti have technical knowledge, but are left with no decisional power at all.

    De Boer’ sack is the result of the bad organization of the club. Nobody knows why Thohir decided to appoint him in August. The Dutch boss had had no clue of Italian football and the Italian language, he left the club as a gentleman, but the same can’t be said for Inter chiefs who had confirmed trust in him on Friday, before sacking him on Monday.

    In addition to that, many other unconvincing names are being linked with the job: from Marcelino to Tata Martino to Vitor Pereira. Yet again, they have no knowledge of Italian football and would risk ending up like the poor De Boer.

    The Italian-Argentinean side of the control room (Ausilio, Zanetti and Gardini) backs an Italian manager: Stefano Pioli. The former Lazio boss might not have an international pedigree and his profile is not appealing in media terms, but we believe that he would be the best manager to replace De Boer.

    Pioli knows exactly what Serie A is about: he knows its philosophy and it players. He is a manager who uses common sense. Inter players have quality and all he needs to do is to place them in their right position, do normal choices to give the team and the club some balance which is absolutely needed at the moment. A ‘Normal’ rather than a ‘Special’ manager is urgently needed at the San Siro right now.

    Pioli has never coached big clubs, but two years ago he almost finished the season in second place with Lazio, snatching an unexpected Champions League spot. That Lazio side played a very attractive football, they were winning in style and managed to qualify to Champions League finishing before Napoli, Inter and Milan.
    Pioli would be the right man for the Chinese Inter, maybe that’s why they don’t want to hire him.

    Stefano Agresti @steagresti, translated by Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto

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