Inter Coach Inzaghi: “Leaving Lazio Was One of the Most Complicated Choices of My Life”

New Inter coach Simone Inzaghi said goodbye to the Lazio faithful in a letter earlier today.

As seen in today’s edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), the 45-year-old Italian coach wrote a letter discussing his departure from the Roman club after five years in charge.

I was 23 years old when I arrived at Lazio. I was a young boy full of dreams and ambitions. I never imagined that it would become my new home. I grew up and became a man together with you, spending 22 wonderful years.

Leaving Lazio was one of the most complicated choices of my life. I haven’t even had the strength to go and empty my locker at Formello yet.

When the fixture list comes out the first thing I’ll do is see the day I’ll be back at the Olimpico. And I’ll tell you right now, I’ll come down to the Curva Nord to say hello.

I don’t care if there will be boos or applause, I’ll accept anything.

Inzaghi signed for Lazio in 1999, when he was 23. He stayed at the club for the next 11 years, only briefly leaving on loan spells to Sampdoria and Atalanta.

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Following on from his retirement, the Italian worked in Lazio’s youth system, managing the Under-16 and Primavera squads. He was rewarded with a brief spell as interim coach, which turned into a permanent move following on from the Marcelo Bielsa saga.

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Inzaghi shone in Rome and in his five years in charge he brought the club a Coppa Italia title and two Supercoppa Italiana, as well as guiding them back into the Champions League for the first time in over a decade.

He left Lazio at the end of this season and was replaced by former Juventus and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.

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