Surprisingly, Inter Milan aren’t the only team in Europa experiencing some turmoil over the last few weeks.
Heck, they aren’t even the only team in Italy facing drama.
Let’s look to the south, shall we?
AS Roma, fresh after their Champions League exit, promptly sacked coach Eusebio Di Francesco and brought in Claudio Ranieri as a replacement.
But, it doesn’t stop there.
Shortly after Di Francesco’s exodus, it was reported that Roma director of football Ramon Verdejo, otherwise known as Monchi, would be the next to leave.
Reports spreading fast: #Monchi negotiating a contract termination with #ASRoma , as he was over-ruled in sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco. #Arsenal could help by paying €1.5m release clause. https://t.co/COBzihSUwf #AFC #UCL #SerieA #monchiout pic.twitter.com/03bfR3pZ29— footballitalia (@footballitalia) March 7, 2019
Our brothers at Chiesa di Totti said Monchi left the club Friday of last week. His next destination is rumored to be Arsenal.
But, Matt, what does that have to do with Inter Milan?
Certainly glad you asked that question.
Following the report that Monchi was on the way out, Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio was immediately linked to be his replacement.
There is a little bit of history to back that up.
Ausilio worked closely with Roma on deals that sent Nicolo Zaniolo and Davide Santon to the Giallorossi and brought Radja Nainggolan to Inter.
Not to mention the fact that Ausilio mentioned to Sky Italia a few months ago that he was close to resigning the post.
Ausilio leaving would leave quite a void in Inter Milan’s front office. And, it would be a little unexpected that, considering all of the issues so far, he would be the first to go (looking at you Luciano Spalletti).
However, a report yesterday from Calciomercato suggests that Ausilio may be on-board with the Nerazzurri for a few more seasons as the club could enter negotiations for a contract extension.
Of course, Ausilio could still be on the chopping block at the end of the season as new CEO Beppe Marotta may want to shake things up. If that’s the case, Inter may look to Spain and Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Andrea Berta as a possible replacement.
Ausilio has been Inter’s sporting director since 2013.
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