Simone Inzaghi Set to Become Inter Milan Manager

Simone Inzaghi

In a sudden move by Inter Milan, Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi is set to replace Antonio Conte at the San Siro less than 24 hours after his departure by mutual consent, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Simone Inzaghi Will Replace Antonio Conte at Inter Milan

Inzaghi to Join Inter Once His Lazio Contract Ends

The Lazio manager had been negotiating a new deal with his current club and seemed certain to remain in Rome. He had not completed an extension on his contract which ends on June 30th.

In the wake of the unexpected departure of Antonio Conte, Inter have swooped in to agree on a deal with Inzaghi and expect a contract to be signed in the coming hours. Conte departed suddenly over the club’s owners’ plans to cut the wage bill and sell several players this summer to improve the financial status of the club.

Inter had been interested in signing Massimiliano Allegri, but he is reportedly on the verge of joining Juventus to replace Andrea Pirlo. The news of Allegri replacing Pirlo is set to be confirmed by the club in the coming hours.

Inzaghi began his managerial career with Lazio in April 2016 and has won the Supercoppa Italia twice and the 2019 Coppa Italia. Inzaghi has impressed at the Stadio Olimpico but has never been able to finish higher than fourth in Serie A with the club.

Reports suggest that Inzaghi will earn €4 million annually and will sign a two-year deal. Inzaghi is set to earn less than a third of what Conte did at Inter. The 45-year-old appears to be more accepting of the owners’ decision to offload players this summer and willing to focus on youth development in Inter’s first team.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news on Twitter today in a post that read:  “Simone Inzaghi to Inter, done and completed. He’s going to be the new manager to replace Antonio Conte, contract set to be signed in the next hours. Here we go confirmed.”

 

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