Goal.com Poll Results: Inter were right to sack Ranieri

The Italian side made the controversial decision to fire the 60-year-old coach, but a majority of fans claim that the action was a welcome one
Almost two out of every three Goal.com readers that were polled believe Inter made the correct decision in sacking coach Claudio Ranieri.

On Monday, after a disappointing run of results that saw the club win just two of their last 13 competitive matches, Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti took the decision to let the former Chelsea and Roma trainer go and replace him with Primavera boss Andrea Stramaccioni.

The club currently sit eighth in the Serie A standings and are 10 points off the final Champions League qualifying spot.

In a poll taken shortly following Ranieri's sacking, 62.4 per cent believe that the Nerazzurri made the right choice in deciding to fire 'The Tinkerman', who had taken over following Gian Piero Gasperini's dismissal in September.

Juan from the USA reckons, "If a team on a winning streak starts a losing one, it's the coach to blame. Losing to bottom teams is inexcusable.”

Meanwhile, Jokke, Interfin, does not believe that the Roman was to blame but feels that sacking him was the correct call, saying, "It was not Ranieri's fault but this is what Inter needed! Now they should let the youngsters play and refresh their tactics and mentality."

However, there was some sympathy for Ranieri as 37.6% think that he should have remained in charge, suggesting that other factors are responsible for Inter's struggles this campaign.

Indeed, Forza Inter, San Siro, thinks he knows exactly who is to blame: "Moratti should get the moniker 'Mental Moratti'. Instead of rebuilding the team, he is sacking coaches.”

Inter will resume their quest to salvage the season under new boss Stramaccioni on Sunday when they face Genoa at San Siro.