Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini has never had a good relationship with current Serie A leaders Inter following his dismissal in 2011.
as their coach in the summer of 2011, but he only lasted five winless games at the helm before he was sacked.
Gasperini had never held back when it came to criticizing the Nerazzurri in the last few years.
“We had a different point of view about players and systems. I asked to sign Palacio and I was promised Eto’o would have stayed. In the end, they dumped all the problems on me,”
he told La Gazzetta dello Sport in
“Inter would have won nothing without Calciopoli, the trend changed with Mourinho, while Benitez deserved more credibility and I was given only two months,”
he added in another interview given to Sport
In an interview with La Repubblica newspaper in 2016, he explained:
“a three-man defense was seen with abhorrence. I was given too little time to do any damage. I suffered damage, instead.
“Then it was a satisfaction to finish in front of them with Genoa.”
It was August 2018 when Gasperini told Sky Sport
: “I’ve never coached a top club. Inter were not a top club, at least considering their technical values.”