A report from La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Simone Inzaghi’s future at Inter lies in the balance, with the upcoming game against Porto being decisive. A 2-1 defeat to Spezia yesterday evening has once again piled pressure onto the Nerazzurri coach whose tenure at the club was already at question.
La Gazzetta report that Inzaghi is in trouble and his Inter side are in the midst of a crisis when it comes to their matches on the road, with six of their eight league defeats having come in away games. For this reason, the former Lazio coach remains under pressure and increasing scrutiny by both the clubs fans and management. For the moment, his immediate future is not at risk, but Gazzetta suggest there will be’ evaluations’ at the end of the season.
The pink paper claims that there’s ‘frustration’ from the Inter management over certain disappointing performances away from the Meazza this season, and, above all, that they are repeated with worrying frequency: in 2023, in Serie A, there was the draw in Monza (2-2), the loss in Cremona (2-1), the draw in Genoa against Sampdoria (0-0) and the consecutive defeats against Bologna (1-0) and Spezia (2-1).
For the moment, the report says it may be too early to talk about replacements to look at ‘life after Inzaghi’, but it is clear that the names of possible successors (from De Zerbi to Thiago Motta, and including Tuchel) have been swirling since before tonight.
The management are hoping for a reaction in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Porto, with the ultimate aim of making progress in this years competition, while securing second place in the league, which may be enough to keep Inzaghi in the job for another season.