Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi will stay on as manager at the club even if Romelu Lukaku is sold.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the 45-year-old is angry at the possibility of being deprived of the Belgian, but is nevertheless determined to make his Nerazzurri project work.
The likely exist of Lukaku for Chelsea has come as a shock throughout the Nerazzurri world, including to Inzaghi who had expected to make the 28-year-old a key player in his team next season.
The loss of the striker has left the Italian coach bitter and disappointed, having expected to have the player available to him as he builds his own Inter project after leaving Lazio to take over from Scudetto-winner Antonio Conte.
The upheaval has led to speculation that the manager could depart from his role before the season even begins, out of anger with the club and a sense that he cannot succeed without the Belgian especially after the major sale of Achraf Hakimi.
However, the Italian tactician wants to stay and put his stamp on the team even if Lukaku departs, and would not want to leave his role before having even been in charge for a competitive fixture.