Former Hellas Verona and Fiorentina midfielder Antonio Di Gennaro believes that the appointment of Simone Inzaghi as coach could bring success to Inter, following his spell at Lazio.

The Nerazzurri hired Inzaghi after Scudetto-winning coach Antonio Conte quit at the end of last season, with Inzaghi ending an impressive five-year stint at Lazio to take the helm of the champions.

In an interview with Italian radio station TMW Radio yesterday, Di Gennaro assessed the changes in coaches at the top clubs in Serie A and felt that Inter had made a good choice.

“[Maurizio] Sarri will be at Lazio, [Luciano] Spalletti at Napoli, Inzaghi at Inter and [Jose] Mourinho at Roma,” Di Gennaro stated.

“I’m intrigued by Inzaghi, I think the experience at Lazio will help him at Inter.”

The 62-year-old, who helped Verona win their sole Serie A title in 1985, also offered his opinion on Juventus and the return of coach Massimiliano Allegri, as well as speculation that the Bianconeri could look to sell Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Just count Ronaldo’s goals last season. If they had a different midfielder and a new full-back, maybe it would have been different last year.

“The return of an important coach is fundamental, because he will be at the centre of the project with new ideas. Without much movement in the transfer market, they will have to be good at finding the right balance.”

Inzaghi begins his Inter tenure when the Nerazzurri welcome Genoa to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on 21 August.