Frank de Boer sacked by Inter Milan after 85 days

Inter Milan have sacked manager Frank de Boer just 85 days since he took charge of the Serie A club.

De Boer, 46, has lost seven of his 14 games in charge. Youth team coach Stefano Vecchi will be in charge when the side travels to take on Southampton in the Europa League on Thursday.

The club issued a statement on Tuesday morning which read: “FC Internazionale Milan announce today that they have parted company with head coach Frank de Boer with immediate effect.”

“Inter Primavera coach Stefano Vecchi will take temporary charge of the first team for Thursday’s Uefa Europa League match against Southanpton.”

“Inter would like to place on record its thanks to Frank and his coaching team for their work with the club over the past months and wishes them the best for the future. Further announcements regarding the first-team coaching position will be made in due course.”

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

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

Internazionale came fourth in Serie A last season, thus failing to qualify for the Champions League for the fifth consecutive year. They currently lie in 12th place after their poor start to the campaign and lost 1-0 at Sampdoria last Sunday, their fourth defeat in five league games.

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