MILAN: Inter Milan appointed Simone Inzaghi as coach on Thursday and signed him to a two-year contract.
Inzaghi replaces Antonio Conte, who left Inter last month after leading the club to his first Serie A title in more than a decade.
The 45-year-old Inzaghi is training Lazio and leading the club to the Italian Cup title in 2019.
He has also won two Italian Super Cups in his five seasons.
Inzaghi is expected to extend his contract with Lazio last week, but did not decide after Conte left Inter.
Inzaghi is the younger brother of former AC Milan player and coach Filippo Inzaghi.
Conte officially left Inter with mutual consent, but he was apparently unhappy about the club’s decision to sell players in the coming transfer period due to financial constraints.
Inter’s finances were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the club’s early elimination from European football.
The club recently had to take out a loan from Oaktree Capital in a financing agreement with the US investment fund.
Suning owner and president Steven Zhang apparently wanted to cut salaries by 20% and earn about 100 million euros ($ 122 million) in the transfer market, probably by selling at least one of the club’s top players.