Inter Milan could sack head coach Simone Inzaghi if things do not change before November, according to Calciomercato.
They were tipped as one of the favourites to win the league this season after narrowly missing out to fierce rivals AC Milan last season.
However, their indifferent start to the season has seen them collect just 12 points from their seven Serie A games.
They sit seventh in the table after four wins and three losses and are already five points behind league leaders Napoli.
However, Inter’s collapse against in-form Udinese at the Dacia Arena piled further pressure on the Italian manager.
Nicolo Barella opened the scoring just five minutes into the game as the Nerazzurri looked to impose themselves in the tie.
But an own goal from Milan Skriniar, who was heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro during the transfer window, allowed Andrea Sottil’s side back into the game.
Two late goals from Jaka Bijol and Tolgay Arslan saw Udinese snatch a deserved win, leaving Inzaghi with work to do.
Inter have lost three of their last five league games. By contrast, they lost only four league games in the entirety of the last campaign.
Despite their poor form, it is understood that the former Lazio manager is not in any real danger of losing his job.
Having won the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup since his appointment at the beginning of last season, the Inter board are disappointed at the start to the season but willing to give Inzaghi time to turn things around.
Inzaghi renewed his contract with the Nerazzurri three months ago. However, if there are no significant changes before the World Cup in November, the club will begin the search for his successor.
Inter welcome Jose Mourinho’s unpredictable AS Roma side to the San Siro on Saturday, and Inzaghi will hope for a positive response to their loss at Udinese.
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