Inter Milan Appoint Stefano Pioli as New Manager

Stefano Pioli has been appointed as the replacement for Frank de Boer at Inter Milan

The club’s inability to revive the form even after appointing the highly rated former Ajax manager had left the owners in a tight spot going into the January transfer window. They decided not to back their new manager, who had just lasted more than 80 days in charge of the club. The 51-year-old’s previous job was in charge of Lazio where he had decent success. He has managed to secure a contract until the summer of 2018, which is lower than usual period.

Managers are normally given a contract for three years. After having sacked the likes of Roberto Mancini and De Boer, the club seem keen on not giving up any more hefty compensation as a result of parting company with the manager. Pioli could not have asked for a much tougher debut, as he will be in the dugout for the game against AC Milan on November 20.

The international break means that he will have little opportunity to know his squad, as a majority of them will be away on international duty. Despite spending vast sums of money after the arrival of new owners, the club are 9th in the table after having taken only two wins in the last five matches.

Even though he is best known for his time with Lazio, Pioli has also managed other clubs like Parma in his extensive managerial career. A club lacking stability ever since the departure of Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2010, Inter Milan have managed to appoint nine managers in the last six years. The likes of Rafa Benitez and Roberto Mancini have all tried and failed when it comes to bringing back success to the San Siro. Their neighbours are also equally struggling.