CAN SPALLETTI SUCCEED AT INTER MILAN?

Inter Milan have announced a new coach early this year so plans can begin in earnest ahead of the new season.


The club hired Luciano Spalletti on a two year deal finally. They were linked with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte but as both plans failed, they looked at Spalletti.

Fans of the club already have niggling doubts about him as he is from Florence, tried at Roma a bit but had a public scuffle with legend Francesco Totti. Spalletti remains a very good choice for Inter despite his poor record in big games and on the continent.

Conte and Simeone did well with Juve and Atletico as did Spalletti with AS Roma. Records reveal that he led the team to 14 victories in Serie A games out of 19. He is different from Frank de Boer andGianPieroGasperini as he prefers balanced, beautiful style of play.

Spalletti is known to be an underdog, always fighting with the bigger fishes. In his first stint at Roma, Inter were the better side and now Juventus are flying high in Italy. His win percentages are impressive for a modern Italian manager. He reached 54 percent in his first stint, taking the team three points of Inter. Last season he helped Roma to 28 wins in the Serie A with a win percentage of 66.

The Tuscan would have a tough job managing the usual politicking at the San Siro. The club’s management have scuttled efforts of good managers in the past. The president Jindong Zhang seems to have accepted the emergence of Spalletti but with Conte and Simeone preferred, he would have to work wonders with the team to be accepted.

Spalletti does not seem to be good with politics and this was obvious in his time at Roma. He would need to impress so he does not leave before his short term contract expires.

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