Simone Inzaghi set to become Inter Milan manager after quitting Lazio

Simone Inzaghi, the new Inter coach, has signed a contract with the Milanese team
Simone Inzaghi, the new Inter coach, has signed a contract with the Milanese team | Photo Credit: IMAGO

The Biancocelesti boss is set to replace Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is reportedly set to take over at Inter Milan as a replacement for Antonio Conte.

Conte decided to part ways with Inter despite winning the Scudetto this season as he was unhappy with the club’s plans of wage reduction and relying on player sales to generate funds.

Now, the Nerazzurri are said to be closing in on the appointment of Simone Inzaghi as their new manager.

Perhaps, it has been reported that Inzaghi would pen a contract extension despite transfer interest from Inter and Tottenham.

On the contrary, the Italian boss has decided to call time on his five-year spell at Stadio Olimpico and now set his sights on joining the rivals Inter.

Inzaghi said:” With great emotion, I want to inform you that on June 30, my wonderful adventure with Lazio will come to an end.

I thank the club, the president, the players and the fans who have accompanied me over these splendid 22 years as a player and coach. We fought and won together.

“These colours will forever remain in my heart: blue and white will always be part of my soul.”

Lazio also showed their respect to Inzaghi in a club statement which read:” We respect the change of heart of a manager, and before that of a player, who for many years has tied his name to the Lazio family and the many Biancocelesti achievements.”

Inzaghi took charge of Lazio first team in 2016 and has since become one of the highly coveted managers in Italy. Two Italian Super Cups, One Coppa Italiana and a top-four finish in 2019/20 Serie A adds to his achievements.