Ranieri hired as coach of Inter Milan
Thursday, September 22, 2011
MILAN (AP) -- Claudio Ranieri signed a two-year contract with Inter Milan, becoming the fourth coach at the club since Jose Mourinho's departure in 2010.
Gian Piero Gasperini was fired Wednesday, five games into the season and a day after a 3-1 loss to newly promoted Novara left Inter with one point from three Serie A games.
Mourinho left for Real Madrid in 2010 after winning Serie A, the Italian Cup and the Champions League. Rafa Benitez struggled during the first half of last season and was replaced by Leonardo, who left in June to become an executive at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 59-year-old Ranieri previously managed Chelsea, Juventus and Roma.