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Simone Inzaghi Lazio

Simone Inzaghi has signed a new contract with Lazio after being linked with replacing Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus manager.

Inzaghi reveals he turned down offers from Italy and abroad, because he wanted to “open a new era with even more conviction” at Lazio.

“I wanted to take a moment to reflect, as after three years in this job, I had to clear my head,” Inzaghi told the Corriere dello Sport.

“I consider myself to be a reliable person, a professional, so I don’t want to take anyone for a ride. Mentally, I needed to close off the era we started in 2016 and then, eventually, open a new era with even more conviction.

Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini has agreed to take over as AC Milan’s technical director while Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo will become the new boss, according to reports.

According to Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport, legendary centre-back Maldini has accepted Milan’s terms that will see him replace Leonardo Araujo.

Maldini is set to be assisted by head of youth operations Angelo Carbone, chief scout Geoffrey Moncada, as well as a sporting director Igli Tare from Lazio.

The report concludes that Sampdoria boss Giampaolo will become the new manager of the Serie A outfit as he has ‘the required characteristics’ to manage AC.

Champions League Pots Confirmed

Liverpool will be one of the top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stage after victory over Tottenham in the final on Saturday.

This is because UEFA grants a place in pot one to the winner of Europe’s elite competition and the winner of the Europa League.

The Reds and Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, will be alongside the league champions from the top six countries according to UEFA.

They are Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit.

Serie A’s Manager Madness

There could be some significant changes in Serie A over the next few days, with several clubs reportedly close to appointing new managers.

Juventus are edging closer to naming Maurizio Sarri as their new boss, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).

The report indicates that Sarri, who last week won the Europa League, his first trophy as a manager, will say goodbye to Chelsea on Monday before heading to Juventus to replace Massimiliano Allegri.

According to Tuttosport, Sarri wants to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from his former club Napoli once he takes over at Juventus.

Antonio Conte Inter Milan

Antonio Conte has become the new manager of Inter Milan and Juventus fans are not happy about it.

The Italian spent 13 years in Turin as a player, becoming a club legend in the process, before going on to manage the Serie A giants between 2011 and 2014.

He has enjoyed a year off following spells with Italy and Chelsea but was announced as Luciano Spalletti’s replacement at Inter on Friday.

And that has not gone down well at all with his former club’s supporters, Inter being Juve’s most high-profile rivals.

James-Pallotta Roma President

AS Roma president James Pallotta has admitted in a brutally honest open letter that the club’s season was a ‘complete disaster’ but defied his critics by saying he would not be standing down.

Roma fell far short of expectations as they finished sixth in Serie A and were beaten in the Champions League round of sixteen by Porto. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked after that elimination in March and sporting director Monchi also left.

Roma, currently without a coach, have not won a major trophy since Pallotta, among the U.S. investors who took over the club in 2011, became president in 2012.

Antonio Conte accepts some Inter fans might object to his appointment as coach due to his Juventus background but he insists he is the right man to lead them because he shares their “fearlessness”.

Following Thursday’s announcement of Luciano Spalletti’s dismissal, the hiring of Conte looked a formality after prolonged speculation.

Inter confirmed Conte’s arrival on Friday, with the ex-Italy, Juve and Chelsea coach signing a three-year contract at San Siro.

Despite Conte’s successful track record, some Inter fans are less than enthusiastic due to the 49-year-old’s strong ties to bitter rivals Juve, whom he represented for 13 years as a player and later coached to three Scudetti.

Welcome To Inter Milan Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte Inter Milan

Inter have confirmed the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new coach following the sacking of Luciano Spalletti.

Despite qualifying for the Champions League by finishing fourth in Serie A, Inter announced the dismissal of Spalletti in a short statement on Thursday.

The news came as a surprise to few, as rumours had linked Spalletti with the sack for several weeks with Conte mooted as his potential replacement.

Speculation went into overdrive on Wednesday when a photo of Conte with Inter’s media team surfaced on social media, and the club made an announcement early on Friday.

Antonio Conte Inter Milan

Antonio Conte has become the new manager of Inter Milan and Juventus fans are not happy about it.

The Italian spent 13 years in Turin as a player, becoming a club legend in the process, before going on to manage the Serie A giants between 2011 and 2014.

He has enjoyed a year off following spells with Italy and Chelsea but was announced as Luciano Spalletti’s replacement at Inter on Friday.

And that has not gone down well at all with his former club’s supporters, Inter being Juve’s most high-profile rivals.

Inter Milan Fire Luciano Spalletti

Inter Milan have announced that coach Luciano Spalletti has been fired, paving the way for the arrival of Antonio Conte.

The announcement comes as no surprise, despite Spalletti mourning the loss of his brother only two days ago, given Conte has agreed a three-year contract with Inter.

“FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Luciano Spalletti is no longer Head Coach of the First Team,” the club tweeted.

“The Club wishes to thank Spalletti for his work and the results achieved together.”

The 60-year-old moved to San Siro from Roma in the summer of 2017 and led the Nerazzurri to successive Champions League qualifications – their first in seven years.