Ranieri gets Inter backing

Image: Claudio Ranieri: Under-pressure Inter boss still has the backing of Massimo Moratti

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has insisted Claudio Ranieri will remain in charge despite the team's recent dismal run of form.

Club president Moratti has no intention of sacking boss

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has insisted Claudio Ranieri will remain in charge despite the team's dismal run of form heading into Sunday's game at Napoli. The Nerazzurri have fallen to seventh place in Serie A and also suffered a 1-0 loss to Marseille in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie. Last week's 3-0 defeat against Bologna was Inter's fourth loss in five league games and piled further pressure on boss Ranieri. When asked about Ranieri's status at the club, Moratti told the club's official website: "Yes we will continue with Ranieri. We will continue to move forward (with him)."

Stop the rot

Ranieri is confident his side can stop the rot this weekend. "We only need to be more determined, more willing and positive in order to come out of this situation," Ranieri said. "We will do it." The Nerazzurri travel to the San Paolo stadium six points behind third-placed Udinese, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot. Rivals Napoli are one place and one point clear of their opponents on Sunday.

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