Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is looking to break a record held by Marcello Lippi and Fabio Capello by winning the Supercoppa Italiana.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInter1908.
Throughout his career as a coach, Inzaghi has developed a reputation as a real cup competition specialist.
The 47-year-old has yet to win the Serie A title, although Inter are currently frontrunners to do so this season.
But in cup competitions, Inzaghi’s record is extremely good.
That was certainly on display in the Champions League last season. Inter defied expectations to reach the final of Europe’s top club competition, where they only narrowly lost to Manchester City.
And domestically, Inzaghi’s record has been consistently excellent.
The coach will not get the chance to defend his Coppa Italia crown this season – Inter crashed out of the competition in the round of sixteen against Bologna last month.
But prior to that, Inzaghi and Inter had won the competition in both of his two seasons in charge of Inter.
The 47-year-old had also won the Coppa Italia once with Lazio.
Simone Inzaghi Aiming To Beat Lippi & Capello Supercoppa Record
It is in the Supercoppa Italiana that Inzaghi has been most successful of all.
Lazio won the competition twice under Inzaghi’s stewardship. They did so in 2017 and in 2019.
And then the ex-Biancocelesti coach has done so at both times of asking with Inter.
Inzaghi guided the Nerazzurri to a 2-1 extra time win over Juventus in January of 2022. Then last year, Inter beat city rivals AC Milan by a 3-0 scoreline.
This time around, the format of the Supercoppa will be a little different.
There are four teams. Inter face Lazio in the semifinal on Friday, and then could meet either Napoli or Fiorentina in the final.
Should Inter reach and then win the final, that will take Inzaghi onto five Supercoppa titles.
That would be more than any other coach. Currently, the Nerazzurri boss is level with former Juventus coach Lippi and former AC Milan coach Capello on four.