Inter have everything they need to remain successful under Simone Inzaghi, according to former Nerazzurri defender Ivan Cordoba.
Inzaghi is due to be announced as the club’s new head coach sometime this week, after Antonio Conte surprisingly left by mutual consent.
Inter are in a difficult spot financially but Cordoba has warned they cannot afford to break up the squad which won Serie A.
“Inzaghi has done great things recently at Lazio, which is an important team,” Cordoba told Gazzetta dello Sport during an Instagram live broadcast (via FcInterNews.it).
“I think he’s aware he’s coming into a completely different environment.
“I’ll be honest, much like Marco Materazzi it was what happened in 2002 that first came to mind, but these things happen just like they did with Conte.
“The important thing is to understand where you’ve arrived and respect the history and the colours you’re fighting for.
“I hope this is transferred, Inzaghi already has an important base of a team.
“Let’s hope Inter don’t dismantle the squad because otherwise it’s difficult to achieve something important.”
Conte left Inter after two seasons in charge, in which he led the club to their first Serie A title since Cordoba’s days back in 2010.
Cordoba admitted he was upset to see Conte leave, but he remains confident Inter can be competitive at the top of the league.
“I’m disappointed for Conte’s exit because he gave this club and its fans hope of beginning a cycle and seeking lots of victories,” he added.
“But his departure doesn’t mean there aren’t still the conditions to do well, because when players work hard with the right mentality they can still reach the objective.
“They did that despite all the problems this season.”
Cordoba now works in a managerial role at Venezia and was asked what he thought about facing Inter at San Siro, after the Lagunari secured promotion to Serie A last week.
“Inter vs Venezia at San Siro is difficult for me to imagine,” he admitted.
“I’ll be very happy to return to San Siro in my new position and meet the fans who supported me for so many years, so I can thank them.”