Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi expressed his happiness to reach an agreement with the Biancocelesti the night before leaving the club in order to join Inter.
As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 45-year-old Italian coach met with president Claudio Lotito at Villa San Sebastiano on Wednesday evening to discuss his contract renewal over dinner.
A verbal agreement was reached regarding a three-year deal and discussions were underway regarding future plans and possible summer acquisitions.
Around midnight, Inzaghi returned to his home in Parioli, lowered the window and was visibly happy when discussing the evening’s events, saying:
I’m staying and I’m happy, it was a beautiful evening, we needed it, we’ll make a good team, there will be work to do, but I’m happy that everything has settled down. It was what I wanted.
The signing? It hasn’t been signed yet, but I’ll do it tomorrow morning, we agree on everything.
Tare? But Igli and I are brothers, everything is fine now, he and I saw each other the day before. I owe him a lot.
I’m happy because we talked about everything, with Lotito too, it was a beautiful evening. In the end it’s true that we are a family.
Inzaghi’s departure from the Roman club was officially announced the next day, with a move to Inter set to be made official now over the coming days.
The Nerazzurri refused to give up in their quest to hire the 45-year-old Italian coach and continued their approaches to Inzaghi yesterday, despite the news of his verbal agreement with Lazio.