Inter Tactician Inzaghi Desires ‘International’ Status, Two Clubs Interested

With high-flying Inter’s success this season largely credited to the way new coach Simone Inzaghi has managed things at the Giuseppe Meazza, it seems like the Nerazzurri management are bound to offer the ex-Lazio manager a contract extension at the end of the season.

However, recent reports from Italy (via Corriere dello Sport) dictate that two European heavyweights are keeping close tabs on Inzaghi for a managerial role. The clubs mentioned in the report are Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.

Both United and Atletico possess well-experienced managers in their ranks – in interim boss Ralf Ragnick and long-standing Diego Simeone respectively. Nonetheless, both clubs are looking for a change of authority in their ranks and the Red Devils are already said to have made initial contact over the Italian’s availability.

Inzaghi moved to Inter from Lazio after signing an initial two-year contract. The Nerazzurri look well in contention to land their second successive Scudetto title and a contract extension in June – until 2025 – cannot definitively be ruled out.

He has already garnered two points more than Antonio Conte did last season, having played a game less, and also has won a trophy – the Supercoppa Italiana – midway through the season. Not only that, he has also managed to propel the Nerazzurri into the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 stage – something that had not been done in ten years.

The Italian tactician is also reportedly on the verge of starting an in-depth English course because of his desire to become an ‘international man’.

Inter sit on top of Serie A with 50 points, having played 21 games – one more than city-rivals Milan, who are hot on the Nerazzurri’s trail with 48 points.