After a mediocre season at the helm of Italian giants Internationale of Milan, the club parts company with brasilian born Leonardo Nascimiento Araujo as coach.
|Full name||Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo|
|Date of birth||5 September 1969 (1969-09-05) (age 41)|
|Place of birth||Niterói, Brazil|
According reports from italian newpaper La Gazetta Dello Sport, the club president Masimino Morattti said he was very satisfied with his departure.
The replacement is Genoa coach and former player, Gian Piero Gasperini,53 who has signed a two year contract to ascend the hot seat.
Gasperini, who was born in Grugliasco in the province of Turin on 26 January 1958, is the new coach. He has signed a two-year contract (it is believed with a salary of 1.5 million euros) and he will not take any others from Juventus to Appiano Gentile with him.
In the last few hours the names of the fitness trainer Ventrone and goalkeeping coach Rampulla were circulating, but nothing could be further from the truth – “Gasp” will work with the current staff, along with two new additions: assistant Bruno Caneo and fitness coach Luca Trucchi.
As for Gasperini, he will be starting again in a big way, after being released by Genoa in November of 2010. His coaching career started with the Juventus youth teams, followed by a stint with Crotone, then from 2006 with Genoa where he won promotion and qualification for the Europa League.
Leonardo, who took over from Rafael Benitez in December, led Inter to the Coppa Italia and a second place finish in the Serie A this season.
The Brasilian will move on to Paris Saint-Germain where a director’s role awaits him.
Gasperini returns to coaching for the first time since November when he was fired by Genoa. He won promotion with his former club in 2007 as he guided them back to Serie A.
Inter won five successive Serie A league titles between 2006 and 2010 and came in second place in 2011. The club won the World Club Championship in 2010.