“He Does Not Have the Charisma of Conte” – Italian Football Journalist on Inter Milan Hiring Former Lazio Manager Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi is heading to manager Inter Milan next season, and the former Lazio boss will have big shoes to fill, considering he’s replacing Antonio Conte, who recently won Serie A for the club. 

Furthermore, the media covering the club and supporters aren’t all too pleased that Inter Milan is taking a step back. Financial issues are forcing the club to sell off some of its best players rather than keeping the squad intact and adding reinforcements for next season’s UEFA Champions League. 

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As a result, Conte has departed, and Inzaghi enters to try and make do with whatever will be left of the squad after this summer window. Italian football journalist Paolo De Paola commented on the hiring of Inzaghi at Inter Milan during his appearance on TMW Radio (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

Inzaghi’s choice is intelligent. However, he is part of a downsizing project. He does not have the charisma of Conte to impose on the players. He had problems with Tare, for a squad that was not expanded, and with Lotito.

De Paola’s comments do come off a little as a backhanded compliment, so it will be up to Inzaghi to convince those around Inter Milan that he’s the right man for the job.  

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