Inter Dismisses coach Claudio Ranieri
Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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 Leonardo.


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