The Inzaghi surname is certainly one of the best known in Italian (Site notre bureau spécialisé). But it’s not because of Simone. The former striker, who had a much lesser career in sight than his brother, Filippo, « reversed the order » when the two hung up their boots and decided to become coaches.
Currently, if you have any of the disputes about the final Champions Leagueagainst Manchester Cityand can engrave your name in the history of InterMilanone of the biggest teams in the country, his brother is currently the commander of Reggina, who finished Serie B only in 7th place and did not have access to the first division.
Already inside the fields, the older brother, Filippo, marked the season and, in addition to a good passage through the juventusmake history by Milanobeing a double champion of the Champions League, with the right to score two goals in the 2007 final, against liverpool. He was always part of the group of players who conquered the world Cup of 2006, by Italy.
Meanwhile, Simone has lifted far fewer cups as a player. His career was an essential element built on Lazio, where he played between 1999 and 2010 and was part of the team that won the last Italian title in the capital, in the 1999/2000 season. However, he was only a supporting player and played a bit in a team that had athletes like Juan Sebastián Verón, Pavel Nedved, Marcelo Salas and Roberto Mancini as their main attacking strengths.
Even after Lazio entered a serious financial crisis, Simone Inzaghi didn’t excite the fans and said goodbye after 11 years, with 196 appearances and 55 goals. However, this was enough for him to create a great identification with the team, to the point of becoming coach of the under-20 team on his retirement and, six years later, being promoted to head coach, replacing Stefano Pioli.
At the helm of the Lazio first team for five years, the former striker achieved expressive results, with a success rate of 59.36%, qualifications for the Champions League and three cups, including two Supercups of Italy and one of the Italian Cup. of Italy.
Due to the good results, in 2021 he was invited by Inter Milan to take over the team after the departure of Antonio Conte, who had previously been Italian champions for a short time. And despite the pressure, he responded.
In less than two years, he has already won four titles (Italian Cup 2021/22 and 2022/23) and Italian Supercup (2021 and 2022). This Saturday, he has the chance to conquer the most important of them.