Official: Ranieri succeeds Gasperini as Inter coach

AP, Thursday 22 Sep 2011

Inter Milan has confirmed the hiring of Claudio Ranieri to replace ousted coach Gian Piero Gasperini

Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri (Photo: Reuters)

Inter said on its website Thursday that Ranieri signed a two-year contract.

Inter announced Gasperini’s removal Wednesday, a day after a humiliating 3-1 loss to newly promoted Novara. That left Inter with one point from three Serie A games and winless under Gasperini.

Ranieri has previously managed Chelsea, Juventus and—most recently—Roma. Ranieri had been working as a commentator for RAI, Italian state TV.

The 2010 Italian champions lost 1-0 to Turkish side Trabzonspor in the Champions League last week, and were beaten by AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup last month to begin Gasperini’s short reign.

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