San Siro outfit name former Genoa boss as new head honcho.
Inter Milan have announced former Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini as their new coach on a two-year contract.
A host of coaches had been linked with the post, including England manager Fabio Capello and new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Gasperini, 53, was sacked by Genoa in November but earned plaudits when he led them to fifth in Serie A in 2009.
Inter president Massimo Moratti said on the club’s official website: “I am fully satisfied with the choice.”
Gasperini, who has also managed Crotone, will be Inter’s fourth manager in a year following Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Leonardo, who is set to become sporting director at Paris St Germain.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a slightly surprising appointment as Inter Milan looked to replace Leonardo after the Brazilian left the San Siro club in the lurch when he opted to make the move to his former clubs PSG after they were backed with major investment from the Qatar Foundation this summer.
53 year old Gasperini has relatively little top level managerial experience and is perhaps best known for his nine years as Juventus youth team coach before a decent four year spell at Genoa led to his sacking last November.