Inter legend Marco Materazzi has urged fans to give the club the time they need to become competitive again.
The former defender was part of the treble winning side only three years ago, but his saw his beloved Beneamata finish the last campaign in ninth place.
“There is a generation change happening,” the 2006 World Cup winner told Sky Sport Italia. “It happens to all sides, some choose to do so while others are forced into it.
“Last year it happened to Milan, who struggled at the start, and it has been happening to Inter over the last two years.
“The fans need to show patience, even if I know that is never enough, but you have to understand that there will be difficulties when players, especially charismatic ones, leave.”
The San Siro giants are now bossed by Walter Mazzarri, a tactician who left Napoli in the summer despite leading them into second.
“Mazzarri is proving that he knows what he wants,” Materazzi added. “I think this is a new situation for him too, he has many youngsters at his disposal, but he has never failed as a Coach.”