Ranieri sacked by slumping Inter Milan after Juventus defeat
March 27, 2012 -- Updated 0903 GMT (1703 HKT)
Claudio Ranieri watches on as his Inter team slip to a 2-0 defeat to Juventus in his final game in charge.
- Claudio Ranieri sacked as Inter Milan coach after a poor run of results
- Inter have won only two of their last 13 games and exited Champions League
- Ranieri took over from Gian Piero Gasperini in September last year
- His fellow former Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas being linked with Inter
(CNN) -- Claudio Ranieri was sacked as coach of Inter Milan on Monday after a dismal run which has seen the 2010 European champions win only one of the last 10 Italian Serie A matches.
The latest setback was Sunday's 2-0 defeat by second-placed Juventus, which left Inter 10 points adrift of a Champions League place and 22 behind table-topping city rivals Milan.
Inter president Massimo Moratti had hinted to reporters that Ranieri would stay until the end of this season, but a statement on the club's official website later confirmed the 60-year-old's departure.
"President Massimo Moratti and Internazionale wish to thank Claudio Ranieri and his staff for the professionalism and commitment they have shown through these past months," it read.
It added that youth-team coach Andrea Stramaccioni had been placed in temporary charge.
Former Chelsea coach Ranieri took over from Gian Piero Gasperini after Inter made a dismal start to the Italian domestic season.
Initially the Nerazzurri prospered under the charge of the former Juve, Roma and Valencia coach, but results in 2012 have been poor.
A run of just two wins in their last 13 games and defeat to Marseille in the last 16 of the Champions League sealed Ranieri's fate.
Defeat to Juventus, admittedly with an improved performance, was Inter's 12th of the Serie A season, one short of an unwanted club record dating back to the 1947-48 campaign.
Andre Villas-Boas, sacked by Chelsea last month, is being linked with taking charge of a team which won the Champions League in 2010 under his fellow Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
Stramaccioni, 36, has little experience at the top level, having been youth coach at Roma for six years before moving to the San Siro in 2011.
However, on Sunday, while Inter's first team lost, his juniors won the NextGen series title for 2011-12, contested by 16 European clubs.
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