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Serie A side announce Inter Milan-linked-manager’s departure

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The newly-crowned Italian champions are in active search of a new manager after bidding farewell to their title-winning head coach.

Lazio have announced the departure of manager Simone Inzaghi, who has been linked with taking over at Inter Milan.

Seeing his ambition no more aligns with that of the club’s, Antonio Conte decided to leave Inter Milan on Wednesday after just two seasons.

Several names have since been linked with the Inter job, including former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, but Lazio’s formal announcement on Thursday all but confirms Inzaghi will succeed Conte.

An official statement on the Lazio website read: “We respect the change of heart of a manager, and before that of a player, who for many years has tied his name to the Lazio family and the many Biancocelesti achievements.”

Inzaghi initially joined Lazio on an interim basis back in 2016 before earning a permanent contract following Marcelo Bielsa’s exit. He led the team to Europa League qualification in his debut season, with Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana successes following subsequently.

Conte, meanwhile, has been linked with taking over at Real Madrid, who recently parted ways with Zinedine Zidane, the most successful manager in the club’s rich history.