Beppe Marotta, Inter’s director, announced that the club will ‘unofficially secure our new coach by this evening’ after trying to poach Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi.
had to go into the market for a new coach as
terminated his deal on Wednesday, only a few days after winning the Serie A title.
was the Nerazzurri’s first target, but he appeared to be ready to sign an extension, with his current contract atLazio
due to expire on June 30.
He has not yet put pen to paper for a contract and it appeared decisive as Inter offered the 45-year-old a doubled salary of €4m plus €1m bonus per season.
Many believe that they have reached an agreement and Inzaghi will take over at Lazio.
was talking at an event held by Il Foglio Sportivo and he was pressed about the situation.
“We don’t know who the coach is yet,”
“We should unofficially secure our new coach by this evening.”
Marotta also talked about Conte’s departure due to the financial cuts at Inter.
“Conte is a winner, he manages to achieve success by using up an extraordinary amount of energy. He puts his heart and soul into it. At a certain point, he feels it’s time to take a break and reflect.
“He has the DNA of a winner, typical of many champions. He sees victory as almost an illness. He did it at Juve and Inter, in environments where there were many difficulties. Much of the credit for the Scudetto has to go to Conte.”