Inter have made a sensible appointment by hiring Simone Inzaghi to replace Antonio Conte, a leading Italian journalist has argued.

The Nerazzurri  confirmed yesterday that Inzaghi had become their new head coach on a two-year deal, replacing Conte after he left by mutual consent last week.

Inzaghi enjoyed great success during a five-year stint at Lazio, winning a Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and now he must use all his experience to keep Inter competitive at the top of Serie A.

“Inter made the most conservative coaching appointment (among Europe’s top clubs),” Mario Sconcerti wrote in a column for Thursday’s print edition of Corriere della Sera.

“Inzaghi is one of Europe’s best coaches with that style of play, he’s the conservative of all conservatives.

“But this almost makes him a trailblazer, he’s an experimenter within his conservatism.

“That’s what Inter needed at the moment.”

Inter are one of many Serie A clubs to have changed their head coach for the 2021-22 season, with AC Milan and Atalanta the only big teams to stick with their previous bosses.

Max Allegri has returned to Juventus, Luciano Spalletti has joined Napoli and Jose Mourinho has gone to Roma, while Lazio could appoint Maurizio Sarri to replace Inzaghi.