Simone Inzaghi has confirmed that he will leave his role as Lazio coach and is preparing to replace Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.
Conte agreed to terminate his contract on Thursday (28/5) and Sky Italia reported on Friday that Inzaghi has agreed on a two-year contract to coach Inter.
Inzaghi's contract with the Rome-based club will expire next month.
"It is with great emotion I want to tell you that on June 30 my wonderful adventure with Lazio will end," Inzaghi told ANSA.
“I thank the club, the president, the players, and the fans who have accompanied me during these 22 incredible years as a player and coach. We fought and won together. "
“These colors will forever be in my heart: blue and white will always be a part of my soul.”
Inzaghi's history resides in Lazio
Inzaghi has been at Lazio since joining as a player in 1999, winning a Serie A title and three Coppa Italia as a striker before hanging up his boots in 2010.
He began coaching in the club's youth team before promotion to the first team in April 2016. Inzaghi led Lazio to the Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups and led them to the last 16 of their first Champions League this season in 13 years.
Sky Italia reported that Inzaghi reached an oral agreement to extend his contract with Lazio during a meeting with club president Claudio Lotito on Thursday, but then Inter managed to change their mind.
"We respect the reconsideration of a coach and, before that, a player who over the years has linked his name to the Lazio family and the Biancocelesti's many successes," Lazio said in a statement.
Inter will confirm on Friday that Inzaghi has signed a two-year contract worth 4 million euros (approximately Rp.69 billion) per season, reported Sky Italia./ suarabaru.id/rs