Coach Simone Inzaghi has proven to be a “money machine” in Europe for Inter Milan, with his results so far bringing in €275 million.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.
Whilst Inter have had their share of hiccups domestically under Inzaghi’s leadership, on the continent they have shone.
In the former Lazio coach’s first season at the helm, Inter reached the round of sixteen of the Champions League.
That was the first time that the Nerazzurri had done so in almost a decade.
Inter were dumped out at the round of sixteen that time around. But they seemed to learn a thing or two from their elimination by the eventual beaten finalists.
Last season, Inter went all the way to the final of the Champions League.
This was enough to earn the Nerazzurri more than €100 million in prize money from UEFA.
That is before taking any of the significant gate receipt revenues from the matches that the team played at the San Siro that season, too.
Simone Inzaghi A “Money Machine” For Inter In Europe
This time around, Tuttosport note, Inzaghi has brought in €61 million in UEFA prize money from the Champions League already.
That comes from a combination of results bonuses and the guaranteed revenue from participating in the round of sixteen.
Inter have already secured a place in the knockout rounds of Europe’s top club competition. They have done so for the third season on the bounce, and managed it with two matches to spare.
The €61 million that Inter have already brought in is just €.5 million short of the €61.5 million that they got from their run to the Europa League final in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.
And it well surpasses the € 38 million that the former Juventus and Chelsea boss brought in from Europe in his second go around.
That time around, the Nerazzurri finished dead last in their Champions League group.
All told, Inzaghi has earned €225 million from UEFA prize money so far.
And beyond that, the 47-year-old can point to Inter’s participation in the upcoming Club World Cup.
That will be worth €50 million to Inter on its own. And the Nerazzurri’s excellent results in Europe are key to them having earned their spot in the competition.