Simone Inzaghi has been CONFIRMED as Inter Milan’s new manager who has left Lazio for San Siro, with the Italian signing a two-year deal after replacing Antonio Conte.
- Inter Milan have officially revealed Simone Inzaghi as their next head coach
- The 45-year-old has left Lazio after five years to take the top job at the San Siro . to take on
- He replaces Antonio Conte, who retired after frustration with lack of resources
Inter Milan have announced former Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi as their new manager following the resignation of Antonio Conte last week.
The cramped club had to look for a new coach after Conte stopped feeling frustrated with their lack of resources for the new season – despite winning their first Serie A title in nine years.
Inzaghi – who made an impression during his five years with Lazio – was installed as the first front-runner for the job and he was confirmed on Thursday morning by signing a two-year deal with the club.
Simone Inzaghi revealed as Inter Milan’s new manager after leaving Lazio
The new Inter boss takes a look at the club’s training ground after his unveiling
He replaces Antonio Conte (C) who left the San Siro frustrated due to a lack of resources
A statement from Inter Milan read: “FC Internazionale Milano would like to welcome Simone Inzaghi to the club as our new first team coach. The Italian manager has signed a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri. #Welcome Simone’
His departure from Lazio could mean former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri takes over as his replacement, and the ex-Chelsea coach is said to be in talks.
The Rome outfit hinted that they weren’t happy with the way Inzaghi left – they didn’t even mention him when he announced he was leaving.
Lazio wrote: “We respect the rethinking of a coach and first and foremost a player who has linked his name to the Lazio family for many years and to the many Biancocelesti successes.”
Inzaghi has impressed Lazio in his five years at the club – he won three trophies in Rome
Inzaghi’s swift appointment to Inter is a boost for the club, which saw the prospect of selling some of their top stars as they grapple with a financial crisis.
Inter owner Suning and president Steven Zhang reportedly wanted to cut wages by 20 percent and make a profit of around £100m in the transfer market, likely by selling at least one of the club’s key players.
One of those stars who has argued for an exit was striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgian revealed that he has held talks with Inzaghi and is committed to the club.
‘Yes, I’m staying,’ he said Dutch broadcaster VTM.
“I’ve already been in touch with the man who normally becomes our new manager. Maybe I shouldn’t say that just yet… but it was a very positive conversation.
Romelu Lukaku admitted he had spoken to the new boss and entrusted his future to the club
‘There is also the challenge of doing it again’ [winning the league with Inter]. I feel good at Inter.’
Inzaghi finished his playing career at Lazio before joining the coaching staff and taking over as interim boss at the end of the 15-16 season following the resignation of Stefano Pioli. But after Marcelo Bielsa’s resignation after just a week the following season, he became the permanent boss.
Under his leadership, Lazio won the Coppa Italia in 2018/19, as well as the Italian Super Cup in 2017 and 2019. His side finished sixth in Serie A this season.