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Spalletti Faces Must Win Match At Parma

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti could reportedly be sacked if the Nerazzurri do not beat Parma this weekend.

According to ANSA, a meeting took place between Spalletti and Inter CEO Beppe Marotta ‘to take stock of the situation’ following the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 defeat to Bologna on Sunday.

Corriere della Sera goes a step further, claiming the Coach ‘should’ be in charge for the trip to Parma and that his position ‘will be weighed up’ after that.

The former Roma boss has presided over three straight defeats, one of which saw the Beneamata exit the Coppa Italia, and still no win this calendar year.

The sudden downturn in Inter’s form is perplexing Inter’s management as this winter collapse is a repeat of last year and many years before. Suddenly Inter have no identity on the pitch, goals have dried up and they are not playing fluidly.

Inter have not scored a league goal since last year and club captain and star striker Mauro Icardi’s goal drought has extended to six games after last night.

While Antonio Conte, who worked under Marotta at Juventus between 2011 and 2014, has been increasingly linked with following the executive to Inter, the new favorite to take over from Spalletti is former Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso

Gazzetta dello Sport says that Cambiasso’s name ‘isn’t going away’ as the Nerazzurri accept Antonio Conte will not take over mid-season.

The Argentine made over 400 appearances for the Beneamata between 2004 and 2014, winning five Scudetti and a Champions League.

He also has coaching experience, given he is currently assistant to Colombia boss and countryman Jose Pekerman.