NEWS
Thursday September 15 2011
Ranieri and Zola up for Inter job?

The Italian media is already drawing up lists for Gian Piero Gasperini's replacement on the Inter bench, including Claudio Ranieri and Gianfranco Zola.

This morning President Massimo Moratti assured “do not expect a change of management,” but the newspapers are doing precisely that after three defeats in as many official games.

Fabio Capello is potentially ear-marked for next season, as he is in the England job until after Euro 2012.

As for Coaches who can come in during the current campaign if things do not improve, Ranieri is a strong contender.

Currently out of contract following his Roma dismissal last year, the former Chelsea and Juventus manager would bring a practicality and defensive solidity appreciated by Moratti.

On the other hand, Zola could be given the position and his first club management role in Italy.

Ex-West Ham boss Zola had worked as co-Coach with Pierluigi Casiraghi in the Italy Under-21 side some years ago.

“Inter? We are talking about an abstract possibility, especially as I don't think Gasperini is going to be sacked,” Zola's agent Fulvio Marrucco told Il Sussidiario.

“Who wouldn't be happy to come to Inter? But I want to clarify that there has not been any contact with the club or Moratti, not now or in the summer when Leonardo left the Nerazzurri.”

Another alternative is Delio Rossi, who took Palermo to the Coppa Italia Final last season, and Roberto Donadoni, who was sacked by Cagliari a month before the campaign kicked off.

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