Simone Inzaghi has been confirmed as the new head coach of Inter Milan, where he has signed a two-year contract.
The 45-year-old succeeds Antonio Conte, who left Inter last week after guiding them to the Serie A title. Inzaghi last week stepped down as boss of Lazio, having been in charge since 2016. His tenure included winning the Coppa Italia in 2019 and a fourth-placed Serie A finish the following season.
That saw the club back in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2009-10. They subsequently went on to reach the last-16 this term.
Now, he will take charge of Inter, and he already appears to have convinced Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to stay in Serie A.
Inzaghi, the younger brother of former Italy and AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi, spent most of his playing career with Lazio and after retiring in 2010 coached in their youth set-up before becoming head coach.
He had been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham, something that is currently the case for Conte.
Spurs in ‘advanced’ Conte talks
Conte is now in “advanced” talks to become the next Tottenham head coach, according to reports in Italy.
As per the terms of his split with Inter, Conte cannot take another job in Serie A for the 2021-22 season. Hence, his next job could be in England.
He has been linked with a return to the capital to lead Spurs practically ever since. Now, those rumours are accelerating.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Conte is in “advanced” discussions with Tottenham over joining the club.
The 51-year-old has fond memories of working in the Premier League after winning the title with Chelsea previously. Now, he could return to London.