Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi will have the chance to break the record of Fabio Capello in the Italian Super Cup.

Since 1988, this competition pitted the Scudetto winner against the Coppa Italia holder in a one-off match.

But in 2023, and for the first time ever, the Supercoppa Italiana will feature four clubs in a mini-tournament after including the runners-up from the domestic league and cup. The competition kicks off in Saudi Arabia next week.

The Nerazzurri will play against Lazio in the semi-final. If they beat the capital side, they will advance to the final to take on the winner between Napoli and Fiorentina.

As for Inzaghi, this could be a particularly special occasion, explains La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInter1908.

The 47-year-old won the last two editions of the tournament, beating Juventus and AC Milan respectively.

Therefore, he’ll have the opportunity to win his third Italian Super Cup in a row. If he succeeds, he would equal Capello’s record. The legendary manager guided Milan towards three successive triumphs between 1992 and 1994.

Inter Milan Manager Simone Inzaghi Can Equal Fabio Capello With Third Straight Super Cup Triumph

Moreover, this would be Inzaghi’s fifth Super Cup in his managerial career. He had already lifted the trophy twice during his time at Lazio, upsetting Juventus on two occasions (in 2017 and 2019).

Besides any late twists, the Nerazzurri coach should have a full squad at his disposal except for the injured Juan Cuadrado. Nevertheless, Tajon Buchanan has now arrived to make up for the Colombian’s absence.

From a financial perspective, prize money had never been higher in the Italian Super Cup. The tournament’s winner could collect circa 8 million euros.