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Ranieri takes over Internazionale helm

Published: Thursday 22 September 2011, 12.13CET
FC Internazionale Milano have appointed Claudio Ranieri the day after Gian Piero Gasperini's departure, with the new coach vowing to "make this team play as they know best".
Ranieri takes over Internazionale helm
Claudio Ranieri left Roma earlier this year ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 22 September 2011, 12.13CET

Ranieri takes over Internazionale helm

FC Internazionale Milano have appointed Claudio Ranieri the day after Gian Piero Gasperini's departure, with the new coach vowing to "make this team play as they know best".

FC Internazionale Milano have appointed Claudio Ranieri as coach the day after Gian Piero Gasperini's departure.

Ranieri has signed a contract until June 2013 having left the AS Roma helm in February. He takes over a club yet to win this season, with the Nerazzurri having lost the Italian Super Cup to AC Milan, been beaten 1-0 at home in their UEFA Champions League opener by Trabzonspor AŞ, and secured only one point from three Serie A games, including a 3-1 defeat at newcomers Novara Calcio on Tuesday.

"Gasperini had his own ideas but didn't manage to make them work. What I want to do is to make this team play as they know best, with all their talent," said Ranieri on Wednesday night before the deal was announced. "Inter have had a bad start to the season and I want to talk to the players to understand why. I will have to restore enthusiasm and wake the team up – I believe they have a lot to give and we must show it."

The 59-year-old Ranieri coached several lower-league sides before guiding Cagliari Calcio to Serie A promotion in 1991. He subsequently went to SSC Napoli and then ACF Fiorentina in 1993, steering the Viola to another Serie A promotion, an Italian Cup and a Super Cup. Ranieri also had spells abroad with Valencia CF, Club Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea FC before returning to Italy with Parma FC. He coached Inter's arch-rivals Juventus between 2007 and 2009, moving to Roma in September of the latter year.

His Inter reign begins with a trip to Bologna FC on Saturday before Tuesday's UEFA Champions League visit to PFC CSKA Moskva.

Last updated: 22/09/11 14.07CET

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