Inter captain Samir Handanovic is considering ending his playing career when the current season concludes, and could join the club’s coaching staff.
According to Italian television broadcaster Sport Mediaset, and as reported by FCInterNews.it, the goalkeeper is giving serious consideration to drawing his career to a close, with a dislocated finger suffered in recent weeks playing a significant factor in the decision.
Handanovic, who will turn 39 in July, has also lost his place in the team to new arrival Andre Onana, and is out of contract at Inter in the summer.
The Slovenian is also thought to have been hurt by mistakes made over the past year that have drawn ire from Inter fans, and is becoming increasingly convinced to hang up his gloves and move into a coaching role.
Indeed, the former Lazio goalkeeper could join up with Simone Inzaghi’s staff next season, with the Nerazzurri coach recognising Handanovic’s professionalism and impact in the dressing room.
Handanovic joined Inter from Udinese in 2012 and has made 447 appearances, winning the Serie A title in 2021.