Inter Women have officially confirmed that Gianpiero Piovani will be their new head coach for the 2024/25 season, having recently parted ways with Rita Guarino. The deal will run until June 30, 2026.

Inter appeared to have moved wisely when they managed to sign Guarino following her seven trophies as Juventus coach, but she has been unable to take the Nerazzurre to new heights in her three seasons on the job and has now been replaced.

Piovani has left Sassuolo to take the job at Inter, having been with the Neroverde for an incredible six seasons. He helped establish Sassuolo as a strong Women’s Serie A side and even briefly had them in the title conversation in 2021/22.

Before that, he coached Brescia and narrowly missed out on the Women’s Serie A title in 2017/18. With Inter only managing to finish fifth in 2023/24, his task will be to close the gap on the likes of AS Roma, Juventus and Fiorentina further up the road.

Inter confirm Piovani’s appointment

The coach from Lombardy is likely to find himself in direct competition with Sassuolo next season given the two sides were separated by just two points after 26 games in 23/24.

There was a feeling that his time at Sassuolo had gone stale, with the football on show not quite as entertaining as it had been in the past and poor starts to campaigns becoming commonplace.

Nonetheless, Piovani can certainly be proud of his body of work in Emilia-Romagna, with his side often punching well above their weight. He now gets the chance to coach the team he has supported all of his life.

As part of Inter‘s official statement confirming the appointment, Piovani said: “I can’t wait to start this wonderful adventure. I want to give my all for these colours, also because I’ve supported this team since birth.

“I want to coach a humble group, and we need to work hard and improve both physically and on a technical-tactical level. We want to make big strides forward and know that the fans are an integral part of the project. It’ll be vital to always have them on our side”