While all twenty Premier League managers remain in charge of their respective clubs this season, Serie A has had its first casualty with Internazionale wasting little time in disposing of Gian Piero Gasperini.
The Italian was appointed as the successor of Leonardo during the summer and now has the infamous honour of being the first ever Inter manager to lose his job without registering a single victory, with the last of these a 3-1 defeat at Novara on Tuesday night.
Last week, Inter were beaten 1-0 at home to Trabzonspor and the club’s form ultimately start to decline after Jose Mourinho left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2011.
“Internazionale can communicate that this morning, at the training base in Appiano Gentile, first-team training was led by Daniele Bernazzani and Giuseppe Baresi,” said a statement on the club’s website. “The team thanks Gian Piero Gasperini for the efforts he showed in carrying out his role, and express regret over this breaking of the relationship with the manager.
Gasperini clearly felt he needed more time in the role, saying: “In the end, the results are the ones that determine everything. I am very disappointed. It’s a pity that our relationship had to be interrupted.”