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Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

No foul play at Inter, as Pioli targets Viola trophy

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Milan (AFP) – Italian Stefano Pioli brushed off suggestions of foul play at Inter Milan and said he has already targeted winning a trophy with his new charges Fiorentina.

Pioli, who made a career-high 154 appearances with Fiorentina as a centre-back, on Tuesday signed a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, to coach the Florence-based club.

No foul play at Inter, as Pioli targets Viola trophy

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Milan (AFP) – Italian Stefano Pioli brushed off suggestions of foul play at Inter Milan and said he has already targeted winning a trophy with his new charges Fiorentina.

Pioli, who made a career-high 154 appearances with Fiorentina as a centre-back, on Tuesday signed a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, to coach the Florence-based club.

Pioli takes over at Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Former Inter Milan and Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has agreed terms to take over at Fiorentina on a two-year deal, the Serie A club announced Tuesday.

Pioli was sacked three games before the end of a rollercoaster Serie A campaign with Inter that saw a quality-packed Nerazzurri side go from Champions League qualification contenders to missing out on European football altogether.

Inter sack coach Pioli

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan have sacked coach Stefano Pioli and his technical staff three games before the end of the season, the Serie A giants announced on Tuesday.

Pioli took over from Dutchman Frank De Boer two months into the campaign but the club risk falling short of their objective of a place in Europe.

Crotone dent Inter’s Euro hopes

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Milan (AFP) – Diego Falcinelli hit a dramatic first-half brace to dent Inter Milan’s hopes of European football as Crotone launched their Serie A survival bid with a gutsy 2-1 home win Sunday.

A week after a 2-1 home defeat to Sampdoria extinguished any realistic hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, Inter’s chances of even qualifying for Europe are now hanging by a thread.

D’Ambrosio re-signs with Europa-chasing Inter

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan’s international defender Danilo D’Ambrosio has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the Serie A giants until 2021.

“I’m very proud to be part of this family, I want to thank the club, the coach Stefano Pioli and above all my teammates,” said 28-year-old D’Ambrosio, who has made 97 appearances since joining in January 2014 and recently earned a call-up to Gian Piero Ventura’s Italy squad.

Inter Milan’s Stefano Pioli unruffled by Conte reports

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli has dismissed reports the club are actively seeking his successor but admits a return to the Champions League next year could be a step too far.

Pioli, who replaced sacked Dutchman Frank De Boer last November, awoke Friday to unconfirmed reports claiming Inter’s Chinese owners Suning had offered Chelsea manager Antonio Conte a tax-free salary of 15 million euros ($15.

Inter host Roma in Serie A amid flak from De Boer

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan’s Champions League qualifying hopes could hinge on victory over Roma this Sunday, and former coach Frank De Boer believes the ‘Nerazzurri’ only have themselves to blame.

Inter, fourth at 15 points adrift of leaders Juventus and six behind Napoli in the third and final Champions League spot, have failed to qualify for the competition since an ill-fated group stage campaign in 2012.

Inter host Roma in Serie A amid flak from De Boer

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan’s Champions League qualifying hopes could hinge on victory over Roma this Sunday, and former coach Frank De Boer believes the ‘Nerazzurri’ only have themselves to blame.

Inter, fourth at 15 points adrift of leaders Juventus and six behind Napoli in the third and final Champions League spot, have failed to qualify for the competition since an ill-fated group stage campaign in 2012.

Inter Milan striker Icardi to impress Argentina coach

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Milan (AFP) Serie A striker Mauro Icardi can impress Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza when he watches the Inter Milan striker at leaders Juventus on Sunday, according to coach Stefano Pioli.

Inter, in fourth nine points adrift, are targeting their first away league win over the 32-time Italian champions since November 2012.

Inter Milan striker Icardi to impress Argentina coach

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Milan (AFP) Serie A striker Mauro Icardi can impress Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza when he watches the Inter Milan striker at leaders Juventus on Sunday, according to coach Stefano Pioli.

Inter, in fourth nine points adrift, are targeting their first away league win over the 32-time Italian champions since November 2012.

Hamsik matches Cavani as Napoli down Inter

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Milan (AFP) Marek Hamsik hit his 104th goal for Napoli to tie Uruguayan Edinson Cavani's tally for the Italians in a defiant 3-0 win over Inter Milan at the San Paolo on Friday.

Inter travelled to Naples looking to continue their strong start under new coach Stefano Pioli, who started his spell in charge with a 2-2 derby draw at AC Milan and secured a 4-2 win over Fiorentina last weekend.

Hamsik matches Cavani as Napoli down Inter

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Milan (AFP) Marek Hamsik hit his 104th goal for Napoli to tie Uruguayan Edinson Cavani's tally for the Italians in a defiant 3-0 win over Inter Milan at the San Paolo on Friday.

Inter travelled to Naples looking to continue their strong start under new coach Stefano Pioli, who started his spell in charge with a 2-2 derby draw at AC Milan and secured a 4-2 win over Fiorentina last weekend.

Icardi double helps Inter thwart 10-man Viola

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Icardi double helps Inter thwart 10-man Viola

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Icardi double helps Inter Milan thwart 10-man Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Icardi double helps Inter Milan thwart 10-man Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) Captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace as Inter Milan held on amid a stirring Fiorentina fightback to secure a precious 4-2 Serie A win at the San Siro.

Inter started life under new coach Stefano Pioli with a credible 2-2 draw with city rivals AC Milan last week.

And, despite a few shaky moments on Monday, the former Lazio handler won more plaudits for another solid display that closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 12 points.

Inter’s Medel out for several weeks with knee injury

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan's Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan.

"Scans this morning revealed that Gary Medel has suffered damage to the meniscus in his right knee. An evaluation of his recovery time will be made in the coming days," a club statement said.

Baptism of fire for new Inter boss

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) New Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli faces a baptism of fire in Sunday's derby against AC Milan, who are on a hot run of form as they seek their first Serie A title since 2011.

Chinese-owned Inter wielded the axe when they sacked Frank de Boer after just 11 games, and Pioli has the toughest of assignments in what will be a cauldron atmosphere at the San Siro stadium.

Inter Milan appoint Pioli as new coach

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Milan (AFP) Italian Stefano Pioli has been appointed coach of Inter Milan to replace Dutchman Frank De Boer, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old takes over from De Boer, who was sacked a week ago following a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, Inter's fifth loss in 11 outings.

Inter, taken over in June by new Chinese owners, are struggling this season and are sitting ninth in Serie A and last in their Europa League group.

Pioli appointed Inter Milan coach

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Milan (AFP) Italian Stefano Pioli has been appointed coach of Inter Milan, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old replaces Dutchman Frank De Boer, who was sacked a week ago following a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, Inter's fifth loss in 11 outings.

Inter, taken over in June by new Chinese owners, are struggling this season and are sitting ninth in Serie A and last in their Europa League group.

Zola ‘linked’ to vacant Inter job

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Milan (AFP) Former Chelsea fans' favourite Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a surprise, last-minute candidate to replace sacked Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer, reports suggested Saturday.

De Boer's sacking after a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria last week has plunged the San Siro giants into crisis just 11 games into the season.

Zola ‘linked’ to vacant Inter job

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Milan (AFP) Former Chelsea fans' favourite Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a surprise, last-minute candidate to replace sacked Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer, reports suggested Saturday.

De Boer's sacking after a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria last week has plunged the San Siro giants into crisis just 11 games into the season.

Inter owners fly in to elect de Boer successor

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Milan (AFP) The Chinese owners of Inter Milan have flown in to choose a successor to Frank de Boer after the Dutch coach's unceremonious sacking earlier in the week.

Inter face Southampton in a must-win Europa League clash later Thursday when the club's youth team coach, Stefano Vecchi, will take over on an interim basis.

Serie A

Roma - Bologna: De Rossi e Osvaldo assenti, ma Balzaretti c'è

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Roma - Bologna: De Rossi e Osvaldo assenti, ma Balzaretti c'è Di Fabrizio Landolfi Dopo la pausa per le gare delle nazionali, domenica torna il campionato. La Roma di Zeman, reduce dall'importante vittoria per 3-1 sul campo dell'Inter, se la vedr contro il Bologna di Stefano Pioli, allenatore accostato ai giallorossi prima degli arrivi di Luis Enrique e dello stesso Zeman.

Team Of The Week: Cesena Finally Win

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A single moment of brilliance proved the difference-maker in Sunday's clash between Bologna and Cesena. The early-season relegation battle looked to be heading for a 0-0 until Marco Parolo's goal-of-the-season contender stunned the Dall'Ara crowd in the 84th minute. Hosts Bologna went in as favourites thanks to a good run of form under new coach Stefano Pioli.

Team Of The Week: Cesena Finally Win

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A single moment of brilliance proved the difference-maker in Sunday's clash between Bologna and Cesena. The early-season relegation battle looked to be heading for a 0-0 until Marco Parolo's goal-of-the-season contender stunned the Dall'Ara crowd in the 84th minute. Hosts Bologna went in as favourites thanks to a good run of form under new coach Stefano Pioli.

Italian Serie A 2011-12 Club Preview: Palermo

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Serie A Weekly club previews continue with Palermo, written by our resident Rosanero master, Lorenzo Vicini. 2010-2011 Recap A roller coaster ride that truly defined the Palermo colors of rosa and nero summed up the previous season for the Sicilian side. Palermo stayed in the race for Champions League football up until February when things came crashing down.

Rosanero Roundup: Pioli’s Palermo Taking Shape

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With the dust barely settled on last season's campaign, Palermo have already taken to the field in preparation for next season. The Stefano Pioli era has officially begun as the squad met in Malles, a small town tucked away in the Trentino-Alto Adige region less than a hundred kilometers away from the Swiss-Austria border.

Serie A’s Coaching Carousel Goes Round Again

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Serie A has already saluted the 2010-11 season and many teams are already planning for 2011-12. Part of the planning process takes into account that timeless fixture that is truly a staple of Serie A: the coaching carousel. Many of last season's coaches have either already been sacked or departed on their own terms and only a select few managed to confirm their spots on the bench for next.

The Famous Five: Reviewing Roma’s Coaching Candidates

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The season ended a mere five days ago, and yet fantacalcio is already in full swing. Thomas Di Benedetto's new look AS Roma seem certain to change coach this summer- maybe- and the side have already been linked with no less than five potentially new allenatori: nearly one per day since the win over Sampdoria.

Bologna

Serie A Preview: Bologna v AC Milan

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This weekend in the Serie A Milan travel to the food capital of Italy, Bologna, to take on Stefano Pioli's struggling chargers. It has been a busy week for the champions who are playing their third game on the road. Max Allegri was wise enough to rest a few players midweek for the rubber-tie against [.

A New Face In Serie A – Giuseppe Sannino

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At the end of every Serie A season, the arguments between managers and chairman reach their peak. Changes are swiftly made due to the alarming rise in the the number of untenable positions. Then the pack is shuffled; Malesani goes to Genoa and Bisoli to Bologna, Stefano Pioli moves to Palermo and Mimmo Di Carlo heads back to Chievo.

The Rest

Antonio Conte Agrees To Join Inter Milan This Summer

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Stunning news from Turin based Tuttosport, that former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has agreed to join Inter at the end of the season.

The current Chelsea manager has accepted a huge four year deal worth €15m per season from Suning. The former Italy boss is said to have given the OK to join the club after the offer was raised from €11m.

Serie A Transfers Analysis: Your Complete Guide Team by Team

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Atalanta

Coach: Stefano Colantuono

Key arrivals: Migliaccio (dm, Palermo), Yepes (cb, Milan), Nita (rb, Dinamo Bucarest)

Key departures: Biondini (cm, Genoa), Radovanovic (dm, Chievo Verona)

Stefano Colantuono is another season at helm of Atalanta – the fourth in a row and the sixth in total - and that is a good sign of stability, rare to see in Italian football.

Serie A Preview — Can Chievo Verona Do It Again?

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Looking back on our 2010-2011 Serie A preview to this point, it is interesting to see the number of teams that have failed to actively work the transfer market for improvements to their clubs, even though they are in danger of finishing at the bottom of the table. Whether due to money or management, some clubs sit back and hope that they are doing just enough to survive.