While Inter and Antonio Conte seem confident they will continue together, calls are growing among fans for the coach to be fired, as #ConteOut is trending on Twitter.
The Nerazzurri are practically out of the Champions League after their 2-0 home defeat to Real Madrid.
With just two points from four games, they also run the serious risk of crashing out of Europe altogether, as Shakhtar Donetsk are well clear in third place.
They are also stuttering in Serie A, but despite reaching the Europa League Final in August and finishing last season just one point adrift of Scudetto winners Juventus, Conte’s experience is already being called a failure by some.
The hashtag #ConteOut is trending on Twitter in Italy, although the Corriere della Sera newspaper assures Conte has no intention of resigning, nor do Inter consider the possibility of a dismissal.
Inter do not traditionally have much patience with their tacticians, as in the last 43 years, only three coaches managed to stay on the bench for over two seasons in a row – Eugenio Bersellini, Giovanni Trapattoni and Roberto Mancini.