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Inter announces impending changes

A new coach and management resignation is on the horizon.

FC Internazionale v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Pier Marco Tacca - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

It looks like things are finally starting to settle down. Right before the match today against Crotone Inter has released a statement announcing that a new coach will be announced within the next 48 hours. The statement also said that there will be a change in the management structure.

Reports today suggest that Stefano Pioli is back in the lead for the Inter job. As of yesterday it looked like Marcelino would be the new coach, but it seems that the owners have changed their minds. There are a couple of different suggestions as to why this switch occurred. Some say it was because Marcelino demanded too much money (about €1m more than his rivals), and some say that Suning-whisperer Kia Joorabchian changed his mind to support the ex-Lazio man. Whatever the case may be it looks like Pioli will be Inter’s next coach, though given the way things have gone so far I won’t believe it until I see the official announcement.

The management shakeup was not detailed in Inter’s press release, but numerous sources claim that this change will be the resignation/firing of Inter CEO Michael Bolingbroke. It is unclear whether this is “punishment” for signing off on the hiring of Frank De Boer, a way to assert dominance against the Ausilio/Zanetti faction, or just a simple decision to switch things up. There hasn’t been word about potential replacements for the man brought in by Thohir.