In­ter Mi­lan sack de Boer

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IN­TER Mi­lan have sacked man­ager Frank de Boer after just 85 days in charge of the Ital­ian club.

In­ter are 12th in the Serie A ta­ble after a 1-0 loss at Sam­p­do­ria on Sun­day, their fourth de­feat in five league games.

For­mer Nether­lands de­fender and ex-Ajax boss De Boer (46), was heav­ily linked with va­can­cies at Premier League clubs Ever­ton and Southamp­ton in the sum­mer.

In­ter visit Southamp­ton in the Europa League to­mor­row.

Youth team coach Ste­fano Vec­chi will take charge of the first team for that fix­ture.

De Boer tweeted that “to carry out this project needed more time” and thanked In­ter sup­port­ers for their sup­port.

Be­fore join­ing In­ter, De Boer had taken Ajax to four suc­ces­sive Dutch ti­tles but lost out to PSV Eind­hoven on the fi­nal day of last sea­son.

He signed a three-year con­tract with In­ter in Au­gust, re­plac­ing for­mer Manch­ester City man­ager Roberto Mancini.

It is six years since In­ter won the tre­ble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Cham­pi­ons League un­der Jose Mour­inho, now Manch­ester United boss, but since com­ing sec­ond in 2011 they have fin­ished sixth, ninth, fifth, eighth and fourth.

They are now look­ing for a ninth man­ager since Mour­inho left in the sum­mer of 2010.

Newcastle boss Rafael Ben­itez, Leicester man­ager Clau­dio Ranieri and Wat­ford boss Wal­ter Maz­zarri have all coached at the San Siro in the past six years. — BBCS­port

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