Inter’s inconsistency could end up costing them big time unless they get ship back on course immediately. A 1-0 home loss to Novara on Sunday sees the Nerrazzuri remain 5th on the Serie A table 10 points behind leaders Milan.
Inter’s latest loss has led to a number of rumours linking Fabio Capello with Ranieri’s job and despite the fans voicing their concerns over Capello taking the reigns at Inter.
“We don’t want him, we don’t want Capello,” this was what fans chanted during Sunday’s game. However, Ranieri has remain calm in all this only saying that fans and the board fully support him.
Speaking to RAI Sport after Sunday’s game, Ranieri said that he had Massimo Moratti’s full backing and that Sunday’s result is not the last nail in his coffin.
“The club and [president Massimo] Moratti are behind me 100 per cent, we have an excellent communication and I completely feel their support.
“We tried to score during the game in a thousand different ways. We had to change our tactics during the game and put three men in midfield, instead of four, which is very different.”
I am not an Inter fan, but i have to admit, Ranieri has done a pretty good job if you consider where they were just a couple months back. Ranieri took over Gian Piero Gasperini in September after a series of poor results left the club at the wrong end of the table.
Meanwhile, Ranieri have once again been forced to poor cold water on reports linking their dutch play maker Wesley Sneidjer to Russian sides Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Ranieri maintains that Sneidjer is happy at Inter and that he is confident he will stay at the San Siro beyond this season.
“Could he be on his way to Anzhi? As far as I’m concerned, and I hope the player too, no,” Ranieri said in an interview with Inter’s official website.
“I asked him [Saturday]: ‘Do you feel you are important for this team? Because you are important for us,’ and he replied ‘Yes, I’m happy here. He’s a champion, he just has to find his rhythm again and we have to work out again how to keep him supplied with the ball, just as he has to work out how to feed our strikers.”
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