Simone Inzaghi set to leave Lazio, take charge of Inter Milan

Simone Inzaghi joined Lazio in 1999 as a player and won one Serie A and three Coppa Italia titles before retiring in 2010. Inzaghi took charge of the senior team in 2016.

Simone Inzaghi; Credit: Twitter/@OfficialSSLazio
By Sreejith C R | May 28, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi has announced his departure from the club. Inzaghi is set to take charge of Serie A champions Inter Milan after his contract expires next month. Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte agreed to the mutual termination of his contract on Wednesday. Sky Italia has reported that Inzaghi has agreed a two year deal to coach the Nerazzurri’s. The Italian striker has been at the club for 22-year as a player and a coach. The 45-year-old manager guided Lazio to a sixth-place finish in the Serie A. This helped them secure a Europa League qualification for next season

Simone Inzaghi joined Lazio in 1999 as a player and won one Serie A and three Coppa Italia titles. Inzaghi retired in 2010. Later he started coaching the club’s youth teams and took charge of the senior team in 2016.

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

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

Good career for Simone Inzhagi

The Italian striker took charge of the capital club from Stefano Pioli. The club initially appointed him as an interim coach before giving him a permanent contract. Later, he went on to oversee 242 matches in all competitions and recorded 129 victories, 43 draws and 70 losses.

In his five-year tenure as coach, he guided Lazio to three major trophies. This included the 2018-19 Copa Italia and two Italian Super Cups. They also reached the Round of 16 in the 2021 UEFA Champions League.

Inzaghi was on the verge of penning a contract extension at the Stadio Olimpico before getting the offer from the Italian champions.

“We respect the reconsideration of a coach and, before, a player who for many years has tied his name to the Lazio family and to many Biancocelesti successes,” Lazio said in a statement.

Inter will confirm on Friday that Inzaghi has signed a two-year deal worth Euro four million a season, Sky Italia reported.

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