Inter have just released a statement that Stefano Pioli is no longer the club's head coach. Just like with the firing of Frank De Boer, Primavera coach Stefano Vecchi will take over Inter's matches and he will be in charge until the end of the season.
Pioli's time at the club lasted six months. When he arrived the team seemed to return to basics, and simpler tactics allowed the players to flourish. But that simplicity soon turned to staleness and we soon found ourselves on this seven match winless streak that saw the club fall out of contention for any type of European competition.
While the results were abysmal, I think most Inter fans expected Pioli to stay in charge until the end of the season, especially since Piero Ausilio kept saying that the club would make their assessment of Pioli at the end of the season and since the now-former manager has repeatedly dismissed any talk of him resigning. It sounds like he was fired instead, and this kind of performance just couldn't be allowed to continue even if the season is drawing to a close.
The club statement ends by saying that they are now planning for next season. There have already been rumors as to who Inter will bring in next and we'll soon take a look at those options. But it seems clear that management has given up on this campaign. I hope this means Vecchi had the power to drop those players who were under-performing and give the others a chance. And by others I mainly mean Gabriel Barbosa.
Farewell, Pioli. Honestly I'm not really going to miss you because I don't really care that you're gone. Like I said before, I feel nothing.