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The Italian giants' supremo revealed that sacked coach Gian Piero Gasperini always had his support before being dismissed and he has backed the new tactician to succeed

Inter president Massimo Moratti has explained his decision to appoint Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new coach, underlining that he has “common sense”.

Ranieri was officially unveiled as the tactician of the Italian giants on Thursday, a day after Gian Piero Gasperini was sacked following a string of poor results.

Moratti is enthusiastic about Inter’s revival under the former Juventus and Roma coach and believes that he possesses “the right qualities to succeed”.

"I feel he has the necessary common sense attitude to revitalise the team, both as individuals and as a group,” Moratti is quoted as saying by Inter’s official website.

“It a pity about Gasperini, who always had our support, in spite of what I read this morning in some of the papers that usually side against us.

“With Gasperini we did everything in our power to improve the situation and he knew that, but he was just unfortunate when he tried. Now, I'm satisfied with this choice because I believe Ranieri has the right qualities to succeed."

Ranieri's first test with Inter will be a trip to Bologna this Saturday, before travelling to CSKA Moscow for the Champions League on Tuesday.