March 27th, 2012
07:32 PM ET

Is Inter Milan still suffering a Mourinho hangover?

Claudio Ranieri is the latest coach to fail at Inter Milan following Jose Mourinho's departure.
Claudio Ranieri is the latest coach to fail at Inter Milan following Jose Mourinho's departure.

It was always a case of when, not if, Claudio Ranieri was going to be sacked by Inter Milan. Following a miserable run of results - just one win in 10 games - the Italian club's president Massimo Moratti decided enough was enough.

But the story here isn’t Ranieri, but rather Inter, and what has happened to the 18-time Serie A title winners since Jose Mourinho left after the 2009-10 season, in which he won the European Champions League plus a domestic double.

Nearly two years have passed since then, but I believe the ghost of the “special one” still haunts the training ground at Appiano Gentile. FULL POST

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