Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi is under pressure to salvage his job with the club in danger of missing out on a top-four finish.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club hierarchy are running out of patience with Inzaghi, and the next three games could decide his long-term future.
The Nerazzurri have recorded just one win from their last six games in all competitions, including Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Fiorentina.
Inzaghi’s side could drop out of the top four if fellow contenders AC Milan and AS Roma record victories in their upcoming games.
Inter, who were expected to be title contenders, have lost ten league games this season – their highest since the 2016/17 campaign when they finished seventh.
The club’s bosses are desperate to salvage something from an abysmal campaign, but Inzaghi will remain in charge for now.
Inter still have a chance of finishing the season with silverware, having reached the Coppa Italia semi-final and the Champions League quarter-final.
CEO Beppe Marotta, Sporting director Piero Ausilio and his assistant Dario Baccin met with Inzaghi at the club’s training centre today to discuss how they can navigate the tough period.
They believe it is difficult to sack Inzaghi now because Inter are in action every three days, and a new manager will struggle to fit in during the tight schedule.
However, Inzaghi will be sacked if the situation does not improve, and Under-19 head coach Cristian Chivu will assume the role temporarily.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto de Zerbi is the club’s preferred choice if they decide to part ways with the former Lazio manager.
But the Seagulls will require a compensation fee to release the former Sassuolo boss, with Tottenham Hotspur also interested in the Italian.
Former midfielder and Bologna head coach Thiago Motta has also been mentioned following his exploits at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is also a candidate, but his demands for investment in the squad could be a stumbling block to a potential return to the San Siro.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is also an option if he leaves the Cívitas Metropolitano this summer, but Inter are keeping their cards close to their chest for now.
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