Inter appoint Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi joins Inter Milan from Lazio on a two-year deal; 45-year-old replaces Antonio Conte, who left the San Siro just weeks after leading Inter to their first league title in 11 years; Inzaghi handed boost after Romelu Lukaku reveals he wants to stay at Inter amid Chelsea interest

Inter Milan have appointed Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi as their new manager, with the Italian signing a two-year deal to replace Antonio Conte.

Inzaghi arrives at the San Siro after five years as Lazio boss, during which he led them back into the Champions League group stages for the first time since the 2007/08 season.

Before being promoted to manage the first team in 2016, the 45-year-old had coached a number of Lazio’s youth sides.

As senior manager, Inzaghi qualified Lazio for European competition in each of his five full seasons in charge, including a run to the Champions League last 16 in the 2020/21 campaign.

The former Lazio and Italy striker also led the club to a Coppa Italia title in 2019, as well as two Italian Super Cup successes.

Inzaghi was handed a boost before even being confirmed as Inter’s new boss when striker Romelu Lukaku revealed he is planning to stay at the club for next season.