Inter Women and coach Rita Guarino have parted ways following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season, which was an underwhelming one for the Nerazzurre. Inter were only able to manage a fifth-placed finish in the Women’s Serie A

Guarino spent three years in the job in Milan. In her first season, the Nerazzurre finished fifth in Women’s Serie A, behind cross-city rivals AC Milan in third and Sassuolo in fourth. Guarino‘s former club Juventus were crowned champions ahead of AS Roma that year.

In 2022/23, she led Inter to third place in Serie A, but despite a competitive squad being built she was only able to secure fifth – bottom of the Poule Scudetto – in the 2023/24 season, her final in charge.

Total Italian Football understands that former Sassuolo coach Gianpiero Piovani will take the reins at Inter for the 2024/25 season, and that Guarino will drop into Serie B to take charge of Genoa

Inter Women confirm Guarino exit 

In a short statement released on June 29, 2024, Inter Women confirmed that Guarino would no longer be their coach.

FC Internazionale Milano announces that it has reached an agreement with Rita Guarino to terminate her contract,” the statement read.

“The Club would like to thank coach Guarino for the work she has done in these three years with the Nerazzurre and wishes her all the best in her future professional career.”

Should Guarino take the Genoa job in Serie B, she will be eyeing an immediate return to Women’s Serie A as, for the 2024/25 season, there are three automatic promotion places up for grabs in the second tier as the Italian women’s football pyramid is reshaped ahead of the 2025/26 campaign.