Under coach Andrea Stramaccioni, Inter Milan has now lost nine out of their last 12 matches in all competitions, a horrendous record which has seen the Nerazzurri spiral out of European contention and cement a mid-table place in the standings.
It wasn't supposed to be like this at the start of the season. The exuberant Stramaccioni was a 36-year-old full of ambition and guiding an Inter side with a potent offense and new exciting signings, such as Rodrigo Palacio and Antonio Cassano.
The coach was even compared to Mourinho for his relationship with players and commanding presence on the sidelines. Full of confidence, Stramaccioni's Inter broke the near historic 49-match undefeated streak of Juventus and were in the top three in Serie A for a majority of the first half of the season.
The fall from grace has now seen young Andrea come under fire from passionate fans expecting more from their beloved Nerazzurri. As always in these situations, coaching changes fill the tabloids as gossip about possible replacements take center stage. The question on the minds of many Italians is simple—who could spearhead Inter in the right direction?
Even though dreams of a Mourinho return are in the hearts of many Inter faithfuls, it is a highly unlikely scenario, as The Special One will most likely set sails for England once this season comes to an end.
However, here's a very real possibility—Walter Mazzarri. The volcanic Napoli manager has brought Napoli to the Champions League for two consecutive seasons, and he is one of the most fiery characters on the touch line.
With fellow Napoli player Hugo Campagnaro already confirmed as an Inter signing this summer, it wouldn't be out of the norm for the coach to follow him to the Giuseppe Meazza.
Interestingly enough, Mazzarri's 3-5-2 formation at Napoli was copied by Antonio Conte at Juventus and actually became their blueprint for their recent success. With his tactical know-how, it's time for Walter Mazzarri to finally coach one of the Italian giants.
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