Serie A: Coach Simone Inzaghi contract extension with Inter Milan confirmed

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Milan: FC Internazionale Milano will now play another two years with coach Simone Inzaghi as the club announced a contract extension until 2024.

Inzaghi has been a successful coach for Inter as he won two titles in his first year with the club. After defeating Juventus both times, Inter won the Supercoppa Italiana as well as the Coppa Italia trophies. In a video released by Inter, chairman Steven Zhang said Inzaghi would remain “two more years” after extending his current deal with the club by a year.

Prior to Inter, Inzaghi won the Coppa Italia once in 2018/2019 and the Supercoppa Italiana twice in 2017 and 2019, all while in charge of Lazio. The coach is currently looking for a striker as Ivan Perisic has signed for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur FC on a free transfer from Inter Milan.

The widely experienced Croatia international will join the north-London-based club after his contract at the Internazionale expires on 1 July and has agreed to a deal that runs until 2024. The 33 – year – old became Antonio Conte ‘s first signing of the summer .

A player with several winners’ medals under his belt, Ivan began his career at the youth academies of Hajduk Split and Souchaux before a short loan period at KSV Roselare in Belgium. In 2009, he joined Club Brugge where, in only his second season, he was the league’s top scorer and was named Belgium’s Footballer of the Year.

In his first season at Borussia Dortmund, Ivan made a move to Germany in 2011, winning the Bundesliga and the German Cup (DFB-Pokal), before adding a second DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup after moving to VfL Wolfsburg in 2013. Two-and-a-half years later, he signed for Inter, starting playing and scoring regularly for the Italian club, until he returned to Germany in 2019/20 on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich, where He became the UEFA Champions League winner. As well as lifting the second Bundesliga and third DFB-Pokal title of his career as part of Bayern’s treble-winning side.

He returned to Inter before the next season, where he played under Antonio Conte, showing his versatility by performing as a wing-back as well as a forward as the Nerazzurri won the Serie A title. He continued his fine form in the 2021/22 season, recording 10 goals and nine assists in all competitions on his way to winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. He also won Serie A’s Goal of the Month award for his strike against Bologna in April, with Inter finishing runners-up in the home standings.

First published:June 22, 2022 at 5:54 pm



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