Former defender Andrea Ranocchia feels that he had a real mixed bag at Inter Milan in terms of the coaches he played under.

The ex-defender spoke to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, looking back and saying that he had coaches who were great but others who “gave the team nothing.”

Ranocchia spent more than a decade as an Inter player.

And it was a tumultuous period for the Nerazzurri as a whole.

Therefore, there were quite a few changes in coach whilst the former defender played at the San Siro.

Ranocchia certainly had successful coaches in his last few years at Inter. The likes of Antonio Conte and Simone Inzaghi won trophies with the club.

But prior to that, the Nerazzurri had cycled through quite a few coaches before they eventually found a formula that worked.

Ranocchia: Some Great Coaches At Inter & Others Who Gave Us Nothing

“In modern football the coach counts for 80% of the team,: Ranocchia suggested.

“And then the players make up for 20%.”

“I was lucky, or unlucky, to have a lot of different coaches at Inter,” the former defender looked back. “Because quite a few years passed while I was at the club.”

“I worked with quite a few good ones,” Ranocchia said.

“Then there were a few great ones. But then others who gave us nothing despite having talented teams available to them.”

“To build a winning team like Inter, Juve, Milan, or Napoli takes time,” Ranocchia noted.

“And the coach is a fundamental part of that.”

And Ranocchia also gave his thoughts on Inter’s elimination from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

“What was really the problem was the first leg, where Inter had many chances but only won 1-0,” he argued.

“Then in the second leg it was very open match. Both sides had quite a few chances.”