Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi’s future at the club is linked to whether or not the Nerazzurri are able to qualify for the Champions League next season.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 46-year-old will almost certainly not stay on in his role in the event that the Nerazzurri cannot qualify for Europe’s top club competition next season.
So far this season, Inter’s form in the league has been nowhere neat what has been expected of them.
Much of the blame for this has been laid at the feet of the coach.
As things stand, Inzaghi’s future at Inter hangs completely in the balance, with the Nerazzurri coach having the opportunity to take back control over the run-in of the season, but also knowing that if things go off the rails he will not be at the club for next season.
Inter’s April begins today, as the Nerazzurri return to action from the international break with this evening’s Serie A match against Fiorentina.
As things stand Inter are in the top four of the Serie A table, but there place is far from secure.
Any more results along the lines of recent losses to Bologna and Spezia could well be fatal to the Nerazzurri’s hopes for qualifying for the Champions League via the league.
Accordingly, this is priority number one, even with as important as going further in this season’s edition of the Champions League, and the Coppa Italia as well, is.
Ultimately, if Inzaghi can get qualification for the Champions League over the line, then the former Lazio coach will have certainly met his minimum objective for the season.
This will be weighed in the assessments of his future by the Nerazzurri’s directors.
On the other hand, failure to do so would make it very hard to see the 46-year-old staying on.