Inter Milan has appointed Simone Inzaghi as its manager following the departure of Antonio Conte, the club announced on Thursday.
Simone Inzaghi, ending his 22-year association with Lazio, has signed a two-year deal at the San Siro.
The 45-year-old has won the Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups as a manager.
Antonio Conte walked away last month with a year still left on his deal following clashes with the club’s cash-strapped Chinese owners.
Conte led Inter to their 19th Italian league title, and first since Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning side in 2010.
Inzaghi, the younger brother of former Juventus and AC Milan striker Filippo, also led Lazio to the last-16 stage in the Champions League in 2020-21, in what was their return to the main competition after an absence of 13 years.
Inzaghi will reportedly earn four million euros ($4.9 million) annually, almost three times less than Conte.
However, he could see versatile Morocco star Achraf Hakimi depart this summer along with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez.
Romelu Lukaku confirmed his future with Inter on Wednesday, revealing he had spoken to Inzaghi before the news of his appointment was made public.
Lukaku said: “Yes, I’m staying at Inter. Maybe I shouldn’t say it yet but I’ve already talked with the man who is likely to become the new coach. It was a very positive conversation.”
Serie A champions Inter will be Inzaghi’s second job in club management. He coached the youth teams at Lazio, where he spent much of his playing career, before taking over the main role in 2016.
He led Lazio to the last 16 of the Champions League last season, the club’s first appearance in Europe’s premier club competition since 2007-08.