Simone Inzaghi agrees on a contract extension with Lazio amid Inter Milan and Spurs interest

Simone Inzaghi- Lazio-15.05.2021
Simone Inzaghi- Lazio-15.05.2021 | Photo Credit: IMAGO

The Italian gaffer looks to have committed his future to Biancocelesti.

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has reportedly agreed to a contract extension, thus putting an end to his exit speculations.

It has been long rumoured that the Italian gaffer could leave Stadio Olimpico after stalling his contract talks.

However, according to a new report, Inzaghi has agreed to a new three-year extension with Lazio, which will keep him at the club until 2024 while earning 2.2m euros (plus bonuses) per year.

Inzaghi has been the manager of Lazio since 2016 and considered one of the best tacticians in Serie A. The 45-year-old has led Lazio to Coppa Italia in the 2018/19 season and twice won the Italian Super Cup in 2017 and 2019.

Last season saw Lazio end up fourth in the Serie A table, qualifying for the Champions League after 12 years. They looked like a serious title contender but slipped up after the football resumed after the COVID break.

However, the Biancocelesti endured a disappointing season in the recently concluded Serie A, finishing at sixth in the table, meaning they will play in Europa League next season.

Inzaghi’s contract renewal news could be a blow for Tottenham Hotspurs and Inter Milan, who both had identified him as their next managerial target.

Spurs have been on the lookout for a new manager since they parted ways with Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile, Inter severed ties with Scudetto-winning manager Antonio Conte recently.

It was also reported that Nerazzurri had identified Inzaghi as their next manager to carry the team forward.