Simone Inzaghi is not too far away from extending his contract at Inter Milan, with the agreement virtually all in place.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that there is already a total agreement regarding the duration of a new deal for the 47-year-old coach, and that the parties are very close in terms of his new salary.

Towards the end of last season, Inzaghi provided a convincing response to his critics as Inter coach.

The 47-year-old guided the Nerazzurri to the Champions League final. In addition, he also helped the team pick up the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana for the second time in as many seasons as Inter coach.

Therefore, it has always looked likely that the former Lazio coach would sign a new deal. Or, at the very least, that the club would offer him one.

However, as of yet, Inzaghi has not put pen to paper on a new contract.

As things stand, the coach’s deal runs out at the end of next June.

Considering that Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has a well-known policy against heading into a season with a coach in such a situation, this has come as a surprise to some.

However, according to FCIN, regardless of that fact, there’s no tension behind the scenes.

Everyone expects that Inzaghi will extend his contract in due time.

Simone Inzaghi Will Extend Contract A Further Season + Option Of Another Year

According to FCIN, the informal agreement is for Inzaghi to sign a one-year extension until the end of June 2025.

In addition, the outlet reports, there would be an option of a further season, until the end of June 2026.

As far as wages go, there is a relatively small gap in the negotiations, FCIN reports.

Inzaghi and his representatives are holding out for €6 million net per season. Meanwhile, Inter have been offering €5.5 million net per season.

However, this is hardly the kind of gap that will cause the talks to break down.

Everyone is on the same page and feel that it’s only a matter of time before Inzaghi signs a new deal.

FCIN suggest that behind the scenes, Inzaghi is even talking about the idea of becoming one of Inter’s longest-serving coaches ever. The 47-year-old is obviously a ways away from that.

But at the same time, Inzaghi is already heading into his third season on the Nerazzurri bench.

This is nothing to shake a stick at in the context of the at-times difficult and chaotic environment that coaching Inter can present.

Moreover, Inzaghi has shown that he is capable of sticking it out at a club for the long haul.

Inzaghi spent seven seasons as coach of Lazio before deciding to take the opportunity at Inter. And even then, had the Nerazzurri not convinced him, he may well have stayed for longer.

According to FCIN, Inzaghi’s agent Tullio Tinti has still been in contact with Inter.

Right now, the priority is to finish up a summer transfer window in which the Nerazzurri still have several important signings to make.

But in due time, the club will also look to secure their coach’s longer-term future with a new contract.