Former Nerazzurri defender Christian Chivu looks set to take over the Inter Primavera side next season from Armando Madonna.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the meeting to confirm the 40-year-old in the role will happen today.

The Romanian has been involved with the Nerazzurri in a coaching role since 2018, taking charge of the academy teams at various youth levels, and this appointment represents his most senior role yet.

It will be hoped that Chivu can bring a high tactical level and the right mentality to the Primavera side, where young players are often showcased with the intention of bringing them into the senior side and getting them ready for senior football.

The Romanian’s appointment shows the faith that the club hierarchy have in the former player to be a big part of the club going forward.

Chivu joined Inter from Roma in 2007, having also made his name with Dutch side Ajax, and he went on to make 168 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri, including 33 during the 2009-10 treble-winning season under Jose Mourinho.