Wednesday February 29 2012
Villas-Boas in pole position for Inter

Andre Villas-Boas is in pole position to be named as the new Inter boss during the summer, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.

Although Nerazzurri chief Massimo Moratti last night confirmed his faith in current tactician Claudio Ranieri, the latter is set to be shown the door in the summer.

The San Siro giants are enduring a problematic campaign and are currently in a slump which has seen them pick up just one point from the last 18 available in Serie A.

They’ve also lost their last five games in all competitions, including the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Marseille.

Villas-Boas was targeted by the club last summer, but Porto’s €15m release fee was considered as excessive and the 34-year-old moved to Chelsea instead.

The Portuguese tactician, however, is having his own issues at Stamford Bridge and his Premiership future is in doubt.

Moratti is also a fan of Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, but a possible bid for the Spaniard depends on whether he renews his contract at the Nou Camp or not.

There are also three other alternatives in the frame for the Nerazzurri hotseat – France boss and former Inter player Laurent Blanc, Walter Mazzarri of Napoli and Udinese’s Francesco Guidolin.

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