Now that Moratti has seen sense and dismissed Gasperini I have decided to end our poll on who should replace him early and the results as voted for by the Nerazzurri World readers are –
- Guus Hiddink was the most popular with 20% of the votes
- Carlo Ancelotti came second with 17.78% of the votes
- A surprise third place for Inter’s very own Luis Figo with 15.56% of the votes
- And in joint fourth place was Giuseppe Baresi & Don Nerazzurri with 11.11% of the votes each
Wow it comes to something when I’ve been voted in the top 5 of candidates for the Inter job 🙂
Unfortunately this is all irrelevant as it seems like Claudio Ranieri is going to be announced as the new coach very shortly.
For all the results see the poll below 🙂
Since Gian Piero Gasperini’s name was linked with Inter earlier this summer the main thing on Interisti minds was the fact that the promising coach has a preference for using a 3 man defence, which he used fantastically at Genoa and since his arrival at Inter he has been working hard on adapting both the players to his formations and also trying to adapt the formations to his players. In pre season his results were a mixed bag with some stunning high scoring matches against lower end teams at the beginning up to a very disappointing loss against Chievo a couple of weeks ago.
All in all I think his formations are not a good fit with our squad as against any team that is of the calibre we should be facing throughout the season we have struggled immensely, you only have to look at the draw against Galatasaray and the two losses to both AC Milan in the Super Cup and Manchester City in the Dublin Super Cup to see that it wasn’t working for us, a lot of this is down to the fact that the formations weren’t playing to the strengths of our squad as I discussed in my post ‘Inter’s summer Transfers – Do they really fit in with Gasperini’s Formations?’ This article of course is now outdated as it was wrote half way through the transfer window and we have made a few more signings since then who we haven’t seen play in a Nerazzurri shirt as yet, so it would be unfair of anyone to say that Gasperini’s 3 man defence will not work this season. As such I am going to use this article to look in to how I think he could possibly make his formation work and also show an alternative 4-3-3 formation that he could change to mid game without too much trouble. Read the rest of this entry
Here we are just days before Inter take on AC Milan in the 2011 Italian Super Cup at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. The match, which will be shown live on RaiUno in Italy, kicks off at 20:00 local time (14:00 CET) on Saturday 6 August or for those like me that live outside of Italy you can find live streams of the match online at FreeFootball.org or at Free Live Sports TV. With the Derby della Madonnina in Serie A not coming till the 18th week (Jan 15th 2012), i’m thankful for this years Supercup being against our cross town rivals, even though it won’t be played at the Meazza, as that is a long time to have to wait for one of the highlights of the Calcio calender.