Nerazzurri Sporting Director Piero Ausilio says that Inter Milan never considered sacking Simone Inzaghi in the spring.
The Nerazzurri executive spoke to Radio TV Serie A, via FCInterNews, making clear that the club always backed their coach despite some poor form.
During the spring of last season, Inter endured a genuinely disastrous run of form.
A sequence in which the Nerazzurri had taken just one point out of a possible fifteen ratcheted up the pressure on coach Simone Inzaghi.
Or at least the was the case according to the media.
Reports at the time suggested that the 47-year-old’s job was at a real risk. Whilst Inzaghi kept sticking around, it seemed clear that the club’s patience could only extend so far.
But Inter kept sticking with Inzaghi.
The Nerazzurri decided to give Inzaghi until the end of the season.
And the former Lazio coach rewarded Inter’s faith, it would be fair to say.
The Nerazzurri rallied in Serie A, surging in the final weeks of the season to secure a third-place finish.
And in the Coppa Italia, Inter won the competition for the second season in a row.
Most impressively, Inzaghi guided Inter to the Champions League final. There, only a narrow defeat at the hands of Manchester City kept Inter from winning European football’s biggest prize.
Ausilio Says Inter Never Considered Sacking Simone Inzaghi
As far as whether a sacking was ever on the cards, Ausilio said “Never.”
“Because it’s not in the culture of [Inter President Steven Zhang] and [CEO Beppe] Marotta.”
“We knew that it was a difficult moment,” Ausilio admitted.
“But we drew strength by staying together and encouraging each other.”
“We paid the right attention to situations that we needed to fix,” the Inter Sporting Director continued. “And it culminated in a crazy journey that led us to the Champions League final.”
“Sacking the coach was never taken into consideration,” he made very clear.