Luciano Spalletti will take charge of his final match as Inter head coach on Sunday when the Nerazzurri face his former club Empoli at San Siro.
Spalletti’s two seasons in charge of the club have been characterised by many highs but also several lows, after being appointed ahead of the 2017-18 season with the team in disarray.
Victory on Sunday would ensure he became the first coach since Jose Mourinho to take Inter into the Champions League for consecutive seasons, before he is replaced by Antonio Conte.
“Spalletti has undoubtedly improved Inter,” Tuttosport argued today.
“He’s made their defence more solid, transformed Marcelo Brozovic from an inconsistent player into a complete play-maker and removed problems which have plagued the side in the post-Triplete era, but there are other issues he has not been able to resolve.
“This season he has failed in Inter’s decisive matches in the Champions League, Europa League and Coppa Italia and collected fewer league points than in the 2017-18 campaign.
“These problems, along with the opportunity to appoint Conte which Inter didn’t want to miss, have led to his departure – otherwise he might well have been kept on.”