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Inter Milan fire coach Gasperini

Inter Milan fire coach Gasperini

Gasperini began his spell at Inter with a 2-1 Supercoppa Italiana loss against AC Milan.

Milan: Inter have made the decision to fire head coach Gian Piero Gasperini following their disastrous start to the 2011-12 campaign. The Serie A giants have confirmed the tactician's departure on their official website.

"Inter want to communicate that the first-team training at Appiano Gentile this morning was taken over by Daniele Bernazzani and Giuseppe Baresi," a statement on inter.it reads.

"The club wants to thank Gian Piero Gasperini for his efforts."

The 53-year-old replaced Leonardo as the man in charge at Giuseppe Meazza earlier this summer, but the former Genoa tactician failed to stamp his authority on the Coppa Italia holders and has consequently been relieved of his duties.

Gasperini began his spell at Inter with a 2-1 Supercoppa Italiana loss against AC Milan. He then followed the derby defeat up with a 4-3 reverse at Palermo and a scoreless draw with Roma in Serie A.

A 1-0 home defeat to Trabzonspor in the Champions League last week only added to his misery, and club president Massimo Moratti moved to dismiss Gasperini after Tuesday's shock 3-1 loss against Novara.

first published:September 21, 2011, 17:08 IST