Inter Milan Names Claudio Ranieri as Coach, Replacing Gian Piero Gasperini

Inter Milan hired Claudio Ranieri as coach, one day after Gian Piero Gasperini was fired following a winless start to the season.

Ranieri signed a two-year contract, Inter said on its website. He’ll make his debut when Inter visits Bologna in two days.

Gasperini was dismissed a day after a 3-1 loss to newly promoted Novara left Inter with a tie and two losses from its first three Serie A matches this season.

Ranieri last managed at Roma, where he resigned in February. He’s also coached teams including Juventus, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Valencia.

The 59-year-old becomes Inter’s fourth coach since Jose Mourinho led the club to victory in the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup in 2009.

Rafael Benitez took over after Mourinho left for Real Madrid and lasted six months before being fired in December. Leonardo finished out the rest of the season before leaving to become sporting director at Paris Saint-Germain and was replaced in June by Gasperini.

Inter is winless in five overall games this season after losing at home 1-0 to Trabzonspor in its opening Champions League group match last week and falling 2-1 to rival AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup last month. It visits CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Sept. 27.

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