Gaia Lucariello, wife of Simone Inzaghi, has explained the circumstances of his move from Lazio to Inter, and stated that it was an important switch for his career.

Speaking to Italian magazine Chi in an interview published in today’s print edition, the Nerazzurri coach’s wife opened up about the change of life that came from her husband deciding to take the Inter job.

Inzaghi had been in charge of Lazio for five years prior to the beginning of this season, and may well have continued on with the Biancocelesti had Inter not moved for him early on in the summer.

However, with Antonio Conte’s abrupt departure leaving the Nerazzurri in need of a top coach, Inzaghi was their top target and they moved quickly, managing to convince the 45-year-old that the Giuseppe Meazza was the right destination for him.

As Lucariello makes clear, even though the move constituted an adjustment on a personal level, it is one which Inzaghi feels is the right development in his career.

“Simone had to change for his career, which comes first,” she explained. “Even though I was dying inside, I didn’t hold him back – I tried to give him all the strength possible, all my support.”

She made clear, “I would never have made him regret anything, rather I cried in secret. Changes are good, and Simone found a very welcoming house because he knew I would be homesick. In Rome we lived in Parioli and I had to take the car to buy anything, here we are in the Brera area – I walk down and find the butcher, the greengrocer, many nice boutiques. I like this very much.”