Inter Milan have appointed Simone Inzaghi as their new manager to replace Antonio Conte, who left the club last week after winning the Serie A title.
The 45-year-old joins the Italian champions on a two-year contract, ending a long 22-year association with Lazio.
As a player, he won multiple honours while in Rome with Lazio, including the Scudetto – the Serie A title.
Inzaghi, the younger brother of former Juventus and AC Milan legendary striker Filippo, also led Lazio to the last-16 stage in the UEFA Champions League in 2020-21, in what was their return to the main competition after an absence of 13 years.
However, expectations at the San Siro will be very different largely because of the fact that Inter come into the next season as defending Serie A champions.
Conte was in charge of two successful campaigns as Inter boss, reaching the Europa League final in his first season and finishing runners-up to Juventus in the Italian top flight, before securing their first Scudetto since 2010 this year.
Inzaghi made the switch to management at the end of his playing career in 2010, working in Lazio’s youth set-up before becoming an interim boss and then the permanent manager of the club in 2016.
He made over 130 appearances for Lazio as a player so it will feel odd for him to move out of Rome and now featuring in Milan as a manager, all set to face his former club.