Official: Inzaghi replaces Conte at Inter

Robin Bairner
Simone Inzaghi, Inter

Simone Inzaghi, Inter

Inter have confirmed that Simone Inzaghi has signed a two-year deal with the club.

The former Lazio head coach will, therefore, take over from Antonio Conte at the Serie A champions.

Conte officially left Inter a week ago by mutual consent, though the club's plans to dismantle the squad he led to the Italian title due to financial difficulties were one of the major catalysts.

Inzaghi, meanwhile, had led Lazio to a sixth-placed finish in Serie A in what was his fourth full season at the Stadio Olimpico side.

A statement on Inter's official website reads: "FC Internazionale Milano would like to welcome Simone Inzaghi to the Club, as our new First Team Coach: the Italian manager has signed a two-year deal with the Nerazzurri. #WelcomeSimone"

Inzaghi's coaching career

Inzaghi spent his playing career as a striker, the younger brother of Filippo, who was a two-time Champions League winner with Milan.

Simone, meanwhile, turned out primarily for Lazio, scoring 28 Serie A goals between 1999 and 2010 for the club while earning three Italy caps.

He finished his career in 2010 and turned his hand to coaching with the Rome outfit, ultimately graduating from youth coach to first-team boss in 2016.

In almost five years exactly with Lazio, he took charge of 251 games, winning 134 of those with a win percentage of 53.4%.

Moreover, he won the 2018/19 Coppa Italia - one of just four major honours that Lazio have claimed in the last 20 years.

Inzaghi quit Lazio on 27 May with reports linking him to Inter, which proved entirely accurate. He will now lead the Nerazzurri for the next two years.