An ex-Inter player has suggested that Simone Inzaghi is an ideal fit for what Inter want in a coach right now, according to a report in the Italian media today.

During an interview with Tuttosport, Riccardo Ferri suggested that new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi has what it takes to succeed at Inter because he is similar to Antonio Conte.

“If Inter wants to continue to be competitive they must have coaches who have important characteristics and on the stage of the coaches who had remained Inzaghi has the ideal identikit to sit on the Inter bench.”

The man who made 290 appearances for the Nerazzurri between 1981 and 1994 also showed that he still thinks it is a shame that Antonio Conte felt compelled to leave Inter after the financial issues at the club became clear.

“Conte is a top coach and at European level, there are many clubs that can satisfy him, especially in England. I love Antonio, I’m very sorry he left Inter because his project was not yet completed.”

When asked about the impending sale of Achraf Hakimi, Riccardo Ferri suggested it is not a surprise at all. He eluded to the fact that modern football is becoming more money-driven and that big-money sales of key players are nothing new.

“Hakimi sacrificed? We should not be surprised at the sale of certain champions, football is going in one direction and Inter must also adapt.”

The Moroccan right-back looks set to complete a move to Paris Saint Germain who have bid €70 million plus bonuses so far.