Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is running out of time to save his job at the Nerazzurri.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the next three matches will be crucial for the 46-year-old, who could be on his way out even before the season is over.
After Inter suffered their tenth defeat of the Premier League season, the feeling is that there is no longer any guarantee even that Inzaghi is safe at Inter for the next few weeks.
The former Lazio coach has been widely linked with a possible exit at the end of the current season, given the team’s erratic form in the league.
The feeling has been that, no matter how many high points there have been during the season, another setback has been just around the corner, and so in terms of his staying on for next season, there is a real sense that time is now up.
Now, the Gazzetta suggest, the 46-year-old is trying to save his immediate future rather than his long-term one.
Over the next week and change, Inter will play three matches, all of massive importance for the rest of their season.
First will come the first leg of a Coppa Italia semifinal tie against Juventus, a competition which increasingly feels like it could be the one opportunity to get anything out of the season.
Then, the Nerazzurri travel to Campania to face Salernitana in Serie A, in a match where anything other than a win would be virtually unthinkable for a team who have been in outright relegation form over the past five matches.
Finally, Inter face Benfica in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie in a little over a weeks’ time.
In these three matches, if things start to look any worse than they do right now for Inter, the feeling is that it could well be over for Inzaghi.