Italian media highlight Inter coach Simone Inzaghi’s record with Lazio as player and coach
When Inter travel to Rome to face Lazio tonight, Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will come face to face with a team he has been associated with for more than two decades.
This according to today’s print edition of the Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, which highlights the 45-year-old’s long record of success with the Biancocelesti in his first game against the capital club after have taken over at Inter this summer.
Inzaghi joined Lazio in the summer of 1999 replacing Christian Vieri who joined Inter, after scoring his first Serie A goal against Biancocelesti the previous season, for Piacenza.
It started a long association with the club where, as a player, he won the Scudetto, three Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana, and one UEFA Super Cup in over two hundred appearances.
Inzaghi’s time with Lazio didn’t end when he hung up his boots, as he took on a role as coach of the club’s youth teams from which he was promoted to first-team coach, sitting on the bench for more than five seasons.
The 45-year-old has guided the Biancocelesti to an era of success, including winning Coppa Italia, then winning Supercoppa Italiana twice, as well as qualifying for the Champions League.
The Italian tactician’s reign at Lazio impressed Inter enough that he was chosen as Antonio Conte’s successor, and now he will be at Stadio Olimpico with Lazio as rivals for the first time in over twenty years, and he hopes he can enjoy the same kind of success against his former club that he has so often done with them.