Incoming Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has published a letter or farewell to Lazio supporters explaining his decision to depart from the capital club for Inter.

Published in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Inzaghi’s letter conveys the Italian coach’s feeling of having enjoyed his spell with the Biancocelesti and the difficulty of the decision to leave the club for Inter.

Inzaghi spent five years in the Italian capital before the Nerazzurri persuaded him to leave and begin another chapter in his career replacing Antonio Conte and guiding the sporting project in Milan.

The decision was not without controversy, as the coach was thought to be strongly considering extending his contract with Lazio before Inter convinced him to instead come to the Giuseppe Meazza.

However, Inzaghi still values his experiences in Rome, while also expressing excitement for the future with Inter and a full commitment to the Nerazzurri’s sporting project.

Inzaghi writes:

“It wasn’t easy (and still isn’t) to turn the page. It isn’t something that can be done in a minute, or in a week. It will take time to process emotions, and the radical change which sees emotions clash with each other.”

“I have no problem admitting that leaving Lazio was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, I still haven’t been able to go and empty out my locker in Formello.”

He continues: “I’m also a professional, that’s why my determination and desire to improve myself take me away from Rome. I don’t deny being completely focused on this new and exciting adventure with Inter.”