Official: Inter renew Inzaghi’s contract until 2025

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Simone Inzaghi and Inter are set to continue their work together, with the Nerazzurri announcing on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, that the coach had agreed and signed a contract extension. The renewal sees his stay at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza extend, in principle at least, until 2025.

The former Lazio boss took over at Inter after Antonio Conte had led the Nerazzurri to the 2020/21 Serie A title, then leaving shortly after sealing the club’s first scudetto in a decade.

In Inzaghi‘s first season at the club, Inter fell short of expectations as they saw cross-city rivals AC Milan beat them to be crowned Italian champions.

AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho and Inter coach Simone Inzaghi. [@Inter_en]

His second season brought more success, although they again fell short in Serie A and never looked like challenging eventual champions Napoli. Inzaghi did lead Inter to the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana though, and he also guided the side to the Champions League final in Istanbul, where they then fell against Manchester City.

Inter extend Simone Inzaghi’s contract

Inter confirmed Inzaghi‘s extension in a brief statement on their website.

FC Internazionale Milano is delighted to announce that Simone Inzaghi has signed a new contract with the club to remain as head coach until 2025,” Inter‘s website read on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Simone Inzaghi tactics

Simone Inzaghi’s playing style has earned a lot of praise this season and last, with many drawing some similarities to Antonio Conte’s time at the club.

If Inter were to enter the new season with a new coach, the process of changing personnel could take too much time, and would likely cause issues with the squad and the transfer window.

For reference, in the Champions League final, Inter were one of a tiny number of sides all season to nullify Erling Haaland and Manchester City for as sustained a period as they did. This earned praise from Pep Guardiola in the post-match as he said: “However, they’re the second [best] team in Europe, and when you’re the second team in Europe you’re at a really high level.”

Inter and Inzaghi target Serie A title

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi during the game against Cremonese. (REUTERS/Alberto Lingria)

Whilst club president Steven Zhang is happy with how the club did this season, there is a desire to win the Scudetto again next year as Zhang believes that because of the loss in the Champions League final, the squad will have a feeling of revenge.

If they do not win the Scudetto, Inter have to at least compete for it for longer than they did in 2022/23 where Napoli ran away with the title early on, and Inter lost 12 league games.

Alongside this, Zhang is optimistic that the club can remain amongst Europe’s elite. Inzaghi has shown that he can get his side far in cup competitions, managing a heavy game schedule and also being tactically astute throughout.

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