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Saturday September 24 2011
Stankovic: 'Ranieri will revive Inter'

Dejan Stankovic trusts Claudio Ranieri will “drag Inter out of the mud after Gian Piero Gasperini's inevitable exit.”

The Serbian midfielder is currently out injured, so cannot play in Ranieri's debut against Bologna this afternoon, kick-off at 17.00 UK time.

“I am not surprised by Gasperini's exit. It was inevitable after three defeats in four games,” Stankovic told Press.

“Ranieri worked in big clubs and he will certainly help to take us out of this very difficult situation. He'll drag us out of the mud.”

The Nerazzurri have only one point in three Serie A games, while they also lost to Milan in the Italian Super Cup and Trabzonspor in the Champions League.

“Not even in my worst nightmare could I have imagined a worse start to the season,” confessed Stankovic.

“Don't forget not so long ago with Jose Mourinho we touched the stars. Then we changed four different Coaches and it's tough to get used to new working methods and tactics.

“This crisis must come to an end, just as our triumph reached its natural conclusion.”

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