Few days early from the supposedly stated time, Inter Milan finally announced Gian Piero Gasperini as their new coach, replacing Leonardo, who only lasted about six months with the Nerazzurri and decided to take a sporting director role at Paris Saint-Germain.
Gasperini’s appointment is not actually a surprising news as the Italian media have been heavily linking the former Genoa’s tactician with the vacant job in the past few days and finally not long ago the Beneamata officially announced the appointment.
Gian Piero Gasperini will be the new Coach of Inter. President Massimo Moratti, who is currently outside of Italy, confirms he is ‘fully satisfied with the decision.’ read an official statement on Inter’s official site.
The Nerazzurri also confirmed that Gasperini is being handed a two year deal, which is different from several rumors saying that he will only be given a full year along with another optional choice, should the management satisfied with the coach. The 53-years-old appointment pretty much ends further speculation about Inter’s coach and will allow the club to start planning on their transfer plan, that have pretty much been stalled after Leonardo surprising departure earlier this month.
“The official announcement will arrive once the final red tape has been cleared and, at that moment, we will also confirm the date of his presentation to the media. Gasperini, aged 53, will sign a two-year contract and work with the staff already at the club plus two new collaborators, assistant Bruno Caneo and fitness coach Luca Trucchi,”according to the statement on Inter’s site
Gasperini has been having a rather interesting journey during his time at Genoa as in his early reign, the team did pretty well in the league, but his last spell last summer didn’t turned out well, resulting in his dismissal from the bench. The coach mostly played a 3-4-3 formation during his time with the Griffone, so it would be very interesting to see on whether the 53-years-old will still use his basic setup with his new club, since it may cause a major difference considering Inter never really play with that kind of formation in the past few years.
Despite being linked with bigger names lately, such as Andre Villas-Boas, Fabio Capello, Marcelo Bielsa and Guus Hiddink, apparently the availability, economical issues and maybe even perhaps the hope of emulating their city rival, Ac Milan’s success with Massimiliano Allegri inspired Inter in picking Gasperini. One thing for sure, the 53-years-old will have a really tough task in front of him especially if he wants to keep using his basic formation with the Nerazzurri in the upcoming season.