Inter sacks de Boer in 85 days

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Today, Milan-based football club Internazionale sacked Frank de Boer as head coach. De Boer was appointed at the Italian club less than three months ago.

De Boer on the sidelines with his old team, Ajax.
Image: Greg Tee.

Inter is currently 12th place in the Serie A league table. Inter claimed a European treble in the 2009–2010 season under Portuguese manager José Mourinho. For the past five seasons, Nerazzurris have failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They have not finished higher than the fourth place in the league table for the last four seasons.

46-year-old Dutchman de Boer was appointed in August but his team lost seven out of fourteen matches. De Boer had helped Amsterdam-based club AFC Ajax to win four consecutive Eredivisie — Dutch League titles. Last season, Ajax finished second, as PSV Eindhoven won the league last week.

De Boer had signed a three-year-contact with Inter, replacing Roberto Mancini. Mancini had managed Inter in two spells. In his first spell, Mancini led the club to three consecutive Seria A titles before he was replaced by Mourinho.

Inter has lost four out of five Serie A matches this season and the club is to play English club Southampton F.C. in the UEFA Europa League this week. This will be managed by Under-19 Team team coach Stefano Vecchi.

Since Mourinho left the club in 2010, eight managers have managed Inter. De Boer's last game as Inter's head coach ended in a 1–0 loss against U.C. Sampdoria.