San Siro giants dismiss boss.
Inter Milan have sacked manager Gian Piero Gasperini after only five competitive matches.
The Serie A giants suffered their fourth defeat of the season in a shock 3-1 loss to newly-promoted side Novara last night.
That defeat came less than a week after the club lost 1-0 to Turkish side Trabzonspor in the Champions League.
President Massimo Moratti has been ruthless in his decision and fired the coach he hired only three months ago.
Gasperini replaced Leonardo last summer but Inter are now looking for their fourth coach since Jose Mourinho left after the 2009/10 season.
A statement from Inter read: “Inter announces that today’s training session has been carried out by Daniele Bernazzani and Giuseppe Baresi.
“The club wishes to thank Gian Piero Gasperini for the effort shown during his tenure and manifests its true disappointment for the interruption of the relationship with the coach.”
Moratti had questioned Gasperini’s leadership after yesterday’s defeat at Novara.
He said: “When you lose in the manner that we did against Novara, there is nothing positive to take from that.
“Gasperini did not seem to be in control.”
Gasperini, meanwhile, denied he had lost the backing of his players.
“Moratti has declared that I don’t have the support of the players?,” he questioned.
“The rapport with the group is optimum. If the problem is the coach, then it has an easy solution.
“If, instead, as I believe, the problem is another one, then we must resolve it through work.”
Inter have yet to announce who will replace Gasperini.
They travel to Bologna on Saturday before taking on CSKA Moscow in Russia in the Champions League four days later.