Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti has given his verdict on new Inter manager Simone Inzaghi.

In his column for today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, the journalist states that he considers the newly-appointed Nerazzurri boss to be a top coach, but that it remains to be seen whether the former Lazio manager can meet Inter’s ambitions.

Inzaghi replaces Antonio Conte, who departed the Nerazzurri despite having won the Scudetto with the club, and the new manager will have the pressure to win Serie A or at the very least seriously compete for the Scudetto, something he has never done despite his impressive accomplishment with the Biancocelesti.

Sconcerti alludes to this, arguing that the new Inter coach is not a sure thing and that the new atmosphere at the Giuseppe Meazza will test him.

Inter supporters will hope that Sconcerti’s doubts will be dispelled by the upcoming season, and that Inzaghi will make the step up to his new club seamlessly.

Sconcerti’s words:

“He knows how to build a team, he knows football, but I don’t know if he is up to Inter yet. He has never competed to win. He was sheltered at Lazio, here he has to chase Conte. The difference is great.”