Thursday November 18 2010
Benitez given Inter ultimatum

Inter boss Rafa Benitez has been given two matches to save his job at San Siro, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Despite Inter President Massimo Moratti expressing his 'full confidence' in the Spaniard yesterday afternoon, a meeting was chaired later in the day to discuss his future.

It appears that Sunday's trip to Chievo and Wednesday's Champions League match against FC Twente will now be decisive for Benitez, who was appointed in the summer following Jose Mourinho's departure for Real Madrid.

La Gazzetta also claims that Inter will sound out Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni to see if he is interested in returning to the club as a caretaker should the axe fall on Benitez.

Trapattoni won a historic Scudetto with Inter in 1989 and was approached by Juventus in the spring when Ciro Ferrara was dismissed, such is his ability to steady a ship and fight fires.