inter milan footballInter Milan are an Italian football club that have always played in the top flight of Italian football, they have an impressive list of achievements including eighteen league championships, winning the Coppa Italia seven times, and European success that includes three Champions League titles and three UEFA Cups. In the early 2000s Inter Milan football team were unstoppable winning five successive league championships from 2006-10, however recent years have seen a fall in performance. Since the now Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini left in 2008 Inter have had no less than seven managers including the likes of Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez. After finishing a demoralizing ninth in last year's Serie A Stramaccioni has been replaced by Walter Mazzarri for the upcoming 2013/14 season.

Walter Mazzarri is an Italian football manager who started his managerial career in 2001; most notably he has managed Sampdoria and Napoli. During his two seasons with Sampdoria he guided them to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and an impressive sixth place Serie A finish that bought his team a UEFA Cup spot. Most recently he joined Napoli in 2009 where he has consistently improved results winning the Coppa Italia in 2012, and finishing in second place behind Juventus in the Serie A last season. Despite the recent climate of managerial sacking Mazzarri can proudly boast that he has never been sacked from a position, generally choosing to leave at the end of his contract as is the case with Napoli. The long list of recent Inter managers suggests that Mazzarri will have to provide a spectacular performance if he is able to retain his status as a never sacked manager.

Massimo Moratti the president of Inter Milan has stated that he wants Mazzarri to guide the team back to the top, although Mourinho left Milan under a cloud Moratti is looking for a similar style of management to that of Mourinho. He will be expecting Mazzarri to oversee all aspects of the team from training and fitness to the management of back room staff. So far this season there has been little transfer movement within the Inter squad, it is however an extensive team with over thirty players ready to step up to wear their football shirt on the pitch, with no European football next year it is more likely the squad will be cut than added to over the coming weeks. At the beginning of June Mazzarri made his debut as Internazionale coach, he addressed the media with a statement and answered questions that appears to have thus far appeased any would be critics. One commentator has stated that Mazzarri appears to be fully aware of what is expected of him and have a plan in order to achieve this. It will be a case of watching and waiting over the coming season to see if Mazzarri can produce similar improvements in performance to those that were seen under his leadership at Napoli.

Do you think Walter Mazzarri is the right man to take over at Internazionale?

Can he lead the team into Europe and toward the top spot in the Italian Serie A?