Inter’s Serie A clash with Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico will be a tactical battle between Nerazzurri boss Simone Inzaghi and Maurizio Sarri, the man who replaced him at the Biancocelesti over the summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who report that the current Inter coach will face his former side after 22 years at the club and will have to prove himself against Sarri in front of his old fans.
Inzaghi departed Lazio in the summer not only after more than five years as head coach of the senior team but also more than two decades of association with the club in total, first as a player and then coaching the youth teams.
The 45-year-old decided to depart for the Nerazzurri to replace Antonio Conte and seek a new challenge, while the Biancocelesti decided to appoint former Napoli, Chelsea, and Juventus manager Sarri to replace him, paying high wages to bring the coach in as a statement of intent after Inzaghi chose to leave.
Each manager is now seven Serie A games into their respective reins, and this match will be a test of how far they’ve come in implementing their visions at their new clubs.