Torino head coach Ivan Juric has emerged as a name on Inter’s shortlist of candidates to replace Simone Inzaghi as head coach should the 46-year-old be sacked.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews, who report that the 47-year-old is on the Nerazzurri’s radar along with Bologna’s Thiago Motta, Roma’s Jose Mourinho, and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi.
At present, it is not clear what Inter’s next move will be on the bench, although it has been reported that the club have no plans of sacking Inzaghi imminently.
Past the end of this season, however, the Nerazzurri are weighing up a number of possible options to replace the former Lazio coach on a long-term basis considering that the team’s performances haven’t been seen as up to par this season.
Whilst a return for Antonio Conte has been persistently linked, La Repubblica report that there are clear obstacles that would make the now ex-Tottenham Hotspur coach re-joining the Nerazzurri unlikely.
The fact that there had been an acrimonious exit for Conte just two years ago, which saw the 53-year-old receive significant severance pay on his departure, is noted by the newspaper.
Meanwhile, there is former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on the Nerazzurri’s radar, although the Argentine is waiting to see whether the Real Madrid job becomes open before he considers any other offers.
Brighton’s De Zerbi is a major target for Inter, whilst the 43-year-old former Sassuolo and Benevento boss is also thinking about other clubs in the Premier League.
Then, two former figures from the Nerazzurri’s past could be lined up, according to La Repubblica, with both Bologna coach Motta and Roma coach Mourinho on the club’s shortlist.
To these names must be added current Torino and former Hellas Verona and Genoa coach Juric.
The 47-year-old is particularly considered to be a concrete possibility to replace Inzaghi considering how he is very adept at coaching a team with a back three defensive system, which has been the formation that the Nerazzurri have built around under Inzaghi and Conte.