Inter legend Spillo Altobelli warns “Gian Piero Gasperini was not the first choice. He'll have a year to prove himself, then we'll see.”
The Nerazzurri confirmed Gasp as their Coach on Friday after Leonardo left to become the director of sport at Paris Saint-Germain.
“We welcome Gasperini, but we certainly can't say he was the first choice,” former striker Altobelli told Calciomercato.it.
“I imagine he'll have a year to prove himself, then we'll see.”
The decision came after a long period of uncertainty in which Inter were turned down by Marcelo Bielsa, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Andre Villas-Boas.
“Leonardo's sudden exit, which I hope one day he'll be able to explain, caught Inter off guard. All the top Coaches were already under contract.
“Having said that, I did like the way Gasperini's Genoa played when they had Diego Milito and Thiago Motta. They were attacking, fast paced and a joy to watch.”
It is Gasperini's first big club and Altobelli points out he might not even have a year to make his mark.
“We know how football is experienced in Milan, Turin and Rome. Only victories fix things, starting from the Italian Super Cup against Milan in August.”