Simone Inzaghi announced his departure from Lazio on Thursday evening. The Italian trainer will almost certainly make the switch to champion Internazionale.
“With a heavy heart I want to tell you that my wonderful adventure at Lazio comes to an end. I want to thank the club, the chairman, the players and the fans who have stood by me as a player and coach over the 22 years. We fought. and won together, “Inzaghi told ANSA news agency .
Inter had to look for a new coach due to the resignation of Antonio Conte. The Italian gave the ‘Nerazzurri’ the first national title since 2010 last season, but had to leave the field on Thursday due to an alleged conflict with the club management about the transfer policy to be pursued.
It soon became clear that Inter saw in Inzaghi the ideal successor to Conte. The younger brother of former striker Filippo Inzaghi had been the coach of Lazio since 2016, where he previously worked as a youth coach and was under contract as a player between 1999 and 2009. According to Italian media, Inzaghi will sign with Inter as a trainer on Friday.
Inzaghi led Lazio last season as trainer to sixth place in the Serie A and with that a ticket for the group stage of the Europa League. In the 2018/2019 season, the Romans won the Coppa Italia under the leadership of the former attacker and in 2017 and 2019 the Italian supercup was conquered.
Earlier on Thursday evening, Lazio more or less confirmed Inzaghi’s departure in a brief statement. In it, the sub-topper in Serie A emphasized – without mentioning Inzaghi’s name – that he is being awarded a new adventure, despite the club icon’s intention to renew his contract.
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