Inter would reportedly consider the appointment of Walter Zenga if Rafa Benitez fails to win the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi later this month.
The former Liverpool manager is under fire again after Inter suffered a 3-1 defeat to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday night.
Inter are now 10 points behind League leaders Milan and look like losing their title for the first time in the post-Calciopoli era.
Tuttosport believe that Massimo Moratti would be prepared to dismiss Benitez if he comes up short this month in such a prestigious competition.
Moratti hopes to emulate his father Angelo who owned Inter when they won what was then known as the Intercontinental Cup twice in the 1960s.
Zenga is a true legend at Inter, having made no fewer than 328 appearances in the blue and black shirt between 1982 and 1994.
He was a member of the side that won the Scudetto in 1989 and is remembered fondly amongst the Inter faithful.
The 50-year-old former goalkeeper is currently in charge of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia and has previously backed Benitez to turn things around at Inter.
However, it's unlikely Zenga would turn down the opportunity to coach his former club even if only in a caretaker role until the end of the season.
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