Simone Inzaghi is impressing in his early days as Inter coach, with the atmosphere around the Nerazzurri happy as the former Lazio oversees a transition away from departed manager Antonio Conte.
This according to journalists for Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, who report that the new head coach has shown the right technical and personal qualities to lead the club into next season.
Journalist Davide Camicoli compared the situation under Inzaghi to that experienced the last time the Nerazzurri won the Scudetto.
As with Conte, former boss Jose Mourinho departed the club virtually immediately after delivering a league title, with his immediate replacement Rafa Benitez faring badly as the club were unable to recapture the form that they showed under his predecessor.
Camicoli contrasts the current situation, stating “The post-Conte period at Inter is not comparable to the post-Mourinho one, because that was traumatic. They tell me that they were all very impressed by Inzaghi, his staff, and the working methods of the new coach. I can’t tell who told me.”
Meanwhile, Camicoli’s colleague Andrea Paventi analyzed the situation by noting that the stylistic change away from Conte to the former Lazio manager is not too significant of a break, with the new manager’s methods and system not dissimilar to the recently departed one’s:
“[Inzaghi] is well placed. He knows how to press the right buttons. He is able to communicate with players such as Lukaku, having spoken to him on the phone as well. A bond has been created, and the team is following the style of play of a coach who has his own vision but tactically does not differ much from Conte, which certainly helps.”