Lazio officially announced on Thursday that Simone Inzaghi will no longer continue as manager of the Biancocelesti.

In a statement published via its official website, Lazio noted:

We respect the rethinking of a coach and, first of all, of a player who for many years has been a part of the Lazio family and the many Biancocelesti successes.

Inzaghi has now broken his silence with a few words to the Italian-based outlet ANSA. The now-former Lazio manager did not confirm or even hit at the rumours regarding an upcoming Inter Milan move. Instead, Inzaghi thanked the club and its fans for the memorable stint as manager of the Biancocelesti.

With great emotion, I want to inform you that on June 30, my wonderful adventure with Lazio will come to an end. I would like to thank the club, the president, the players and the fans who have accompanied me in these wonderful 22 years as a player and as a coach. We have fought and won together. These colors are and will always remain in my heart: white and sky blue will always be part of my soul.

Inzaghi is set to become Inter Milan’s new manager in a dramatic turn of events. Inzaghi had verbally agreed yesterday to stay put with Lazio but in a mere 24 hours later, the Italian manager switched course and will now replace Antonio Conte at Inter.

Inzaghi departs from Lazio having won 100+ matches in all competitions, which includes multiple wins over longtime rivals AS Roma in Serie A play and key UEFA Champions League group stage victories.