FC Internazionale Milano have parted company with coach Claudio Ranieri in the wake of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Juventus and promoted youth coach Andrea Stramaccioni to lead the first team until the end of the campaign.
Inter lie eighth in Serie A having lost 12 of their 29 fixtures so far in this season's championship. The defeat by Juventus capped a miserable run of one win in their last 10 league matches and increases the likelihood of Inter failing to qualify for Europe next term. The Nerazzurri are also out of the UEFA Champions League – having fallen to Olympique de Marseille on away goals in the round of 16 – and the Coppa Italia.
The 60-year-old Ranieri was appointed on 22 September 2011 to replace Gian Piero Gasperini and leaves San Siro after six months at the helm. For his temporary replacement, Stramaccioni, this will be the 36-year-old's first experience as a senior coach after his elevation from the Primavera squad. He has always previously worked with youth teams, starting with Crotone FC during Gasperini's reign as coach there, then moving to AS Roma in 2005 and Inter in 2011.
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