Former Juventus and Atalanta midfielder Alessio Tacchniardi has given his views on the time spent by Gian Piero Gasperini as head coach of Inter.

Speaking on TMW Radio program Maracana, as reported by L’Interista, the legendary former Bianconeri praised Gasperini as one of the best managers in Italy, despite his brief and difficult stint with the Nerazzurri.

Gasperini joined Inter in the summer of 2011, with the Italian tactician highly thought of after a lengthy spell in charge of Genoa in which he nearly guided the Grifone to Champions League qualification.

It was hoped that the Italian tactician would be able to revolutionize the style of play at the Giuseppe Meazza and bring success, but poor results and a perceived bad fit with the squad led to his quick dismissal after only five games in charge.

However, the Italian has redeemed his reputation significantly after his time spent at Inter, with a second spell at Genoa lasting three seasons and bringing him praise before he joined Atalanta where he has enjoyed the most successful period of his career.

Gasperini has guided La Dei to Champions League qualification on three occasions since joining in 2016, in addition to reaching two Coppa Italia finals, all while working with a limited budget.

Tacchinardi reflects on Gasperini’s time at Inter:

“The results [at Atalanta] of the last few years are those of a top club, certainly thanks to Gasperini, who made mistakes at Inter but is now a complete coach.|