Inter legend Fabio Cannavaro believes Frank De Boer should not be blamed for the club’s troubles and he should have gotten more time.
The former Ajax manager was sacked November 1, 85 days into a three-year contract he signed after losing seven of 14 matches.
He was replaced by former Lazio manager Stefano Pioli. But Cannavaro has leapt to the defence of De Boer, placing the blame for Inter’s struggles on the board.
“Frank de Boer definitely showed in the Netherlands that he’s a good coach,” Cannavaro said via Sky.
“It’s not his fault. The fault lies with those who chose him and are still there working. It’s a bit of a culture in football, and it’s wrong.
“A coach needs time to get to know the players, the environment, the fans and the culture of the club. You can’t solve everything in one or two months.”
Inter are ninth in the standings, eight points adrift of city rivals AC Milan.