The situation across many European club’s remains tense especially after Andre Villas-Boas surprise sacking yesterday. A number of coaches in top club’s across the continent could find themselves in a similar position once the season ends.
Treading on some very thin ice is Inter Coach Claudio Ranieri as well as his Bayern counterpart Jupp Heynckes. Inter were yesterday forced to come from 2 goals down and draw 2 all with Catania at the San Siro a result that ensured the Nerazzurri avoided a sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions.
Following the result, Inter coach Claudio Ranieri admitted that his future with the club was very uncertain. Speaking to reporters following the result, Ranieri said that he did however hope to finish his two year contract with the club.
“My position? The important thing is Inter, I try to do the best for the team,” Ranieri said.
“I have a two-year contract and I hope to stay. I think about working and doing the best I can. This is not a simple case, but I believe.”
Ranieri however, took the opportunity to praise play maker Wesley Sneidjer for his amazing performance that helped turn around the game.
“At the first opportunity, our opponents scored a goal, and the moment we get a scare, we lack determination,”
“We got off to a good start, but then we became quiet with their goal. I have great champions who looked each other in the eyes and they came out with a great reaction. [Sneijder] is a champion, so it is normal that I always have to talk about him, but we have to give him time,” Ranieri said. He is finding himself and he will help us in the future.”
Over in Germany, Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes future with the club is also quite uncertain after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Leverkusen on Saturday. Despite having some assurances over his future, Heynckes believes that the only way he would keep his job was if his side scored more goals.
“The way forward is to show a united front, for everybody in the team to pull together in the same direction. This will help us achieve a strong balance when we are making a transition from defence into attack and vice versa.”
I think Heynckes will keep his job, however, i cannot say the same for Ranieri. Though we will know nothing for sure until the season ends.
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