But the protest proved futile, as Inter produced a dismal performance that saw them slump to a sixth defeat from their past eight league games, leaving them in eighth spot, three points behind AC Milan and a Europa League qualifying place.
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, left, stands with his teammates Roberto Gagliardini, center, and Jeison Murillo after Sassuolo's Pietro Iemmello scored during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San. "I've been here for five years and I always see the same situations". After all, Conte likes to take teams in disarray and build them back up (Bari, Siena, Juventus, Italy) or at least try to (Atalanta). Patience can only last so long.
Vecchi is Inter's fourth coach since August, when Roberto Mancini resigned surprisingly weeks before the season started.
A week after sacking coach Stefano Pioli, who replaced Frank de Boer two months into the campaign, crisis-hit Inter's fans demanded a reaction. "The squad shouldn't be in eighth place so it's normal that the fans express their disappointment".
At 14.00 United Kingdom time (13.00 GMT), Napoli visit Andrea Belotti's Torino and want to pile more pressure on Roma for second place - which is worth automatic Champions League group stage entry.
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Juventus needs only a draw at AS Roma later to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title.
Jose Callejon scored twice and Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Piotr Zielinski added goals for Napoli, which extended its unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
With two points from seven rounds and Europe rapidly slipping out of sight, Primavera youth team tactician Stefano Vecchi has pledged to cast aside those who don't fight for the cause.
Also, Sampdoria and Chievo Verona drew 1-1 and Bologna beat last-placed Pescara 3-1. Today the Grifone visit already-doomed Palermo, the Tuscans are in Cagliari and the Squali host Udinese.
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