Inter’s next three matches against Torino and Udinese in Serie A and Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League could be decisive for the future of coach Simone Inzaghi.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the coach’s position is currently very secure but that if he cannot right the ship over the next three matches before the international break things could look different.
It has been made clear that Inzaghi still has the full backing of the club despite recent losses to Lazio, AC Milan, and Bayern Munich, as the directors still feel that the man who was handed a contract extension just this summer is still the right person to lead the team out of this slump in form.
The former Lazio coach will have the opportunity to do just this starting with tomorrow’s Serie A clash with Torino, and the hope among everyone at the club is certainly that he can prove his ability to do so in a sequence of fixtures that is easier on paper than what the team has just gone through.
If Inzaghi cannot get it right in these next three matches, however, and the Nerazzurri continue to drop points and jeopardize their position in two important competitions, the international break could become a period of serious reflection on the 46-year-old’s future.