Only a day after Antonio Conte announced he steps down from being the Inter Milan manager, Beppe Marotta has found a suitable replacement.
According to renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Nerazzurri have found an agreement with Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi to take over the reins at the San Siro.
Earlier today, the Italian manager revealed his career in the Italian capital is coming to a close.
Football Italia quoted Inzaghi as saying he will not be at the helm of Lazio after June 30.
“With the strongest emotion, I wish to inform you that from June 30, my marvelous adventure with Lazio will conclude.
“I thank the club, the President, the players and fans who accompanied me in these splendid 22 years as player and coach.
“We fought and won together. These colours will always remain in my heart: the Biancocelesti will forever be part of my soul.”
Inzaghi took charge of Lazio in 2016 following the sacking of Stefano Pioli and has since gone from strength to strength at the Stadio Olimpico.
While enjoying a rise to stardom with the Biancocelesti, the 45-year-old tactician guided Lazio to the Coppa Italia glory in 2019 and helped them clinch a coveted top-four finish in Serie A back in 2019/20.
However, after failing to replicate last season’s success, Inzaghi is on the verge of swapping allegiances in Italy and switch to Inter’s dugout.
Despite making a promise to the fans that he will remain at the helm for another season after navigating the Nerazzurri to their first Scudetto since 2009/10, Conte has had a sudden change of heart.
For an undisclosed reason, the 51-year-old decided to cut short his adventure in Lombardy only a week after winning the Serie A title.
Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the likeliest candidate to land the former Juventus and Chelsea boss as Daniel Levy looks to fill the vacancy left by Jose Mourinho’s departure.
The Londoners severed ties with the ‘Special One’ back in April on the back of a rough patch and appointed Ryan Mason the caretaker manager for the remainder of the season.
Although the 29-year-old did solid work during his brief spell in charge, Levy is in the market for someone more experienced to help Tottenham crawl back into the Premier League elite.
Conte perfectly fits the profile, but it remains to be seen whether the English giants can convince the Italian to take the job.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez is on the lookout for a new manager in the wake of Zinedine Zidane’s decision to call time on his second stint in the Spanish capital.
Following months of speculations about the Frenchman’s frustration with continuous pressure from the local media, the 48-year-old decided to part ways with Los Blancos on Thursday.
With one of the hottest seats in European football waiting in the wings, Conte might want to seize the golden opportunity at the expense of the Tottenham job.