Assistant coach Massimiliano Farris will take the reigns for the fourth time at Inter Milan against Roma as Simone Inzaghi serves a touchline ban.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Farris is the man who has been Inzaghi’s trusted right-hand man on the Inter bench since the 47-year-old arrived as Nerazzurri coach to replace Antonio Conte.
Farris was also in the same role with Inzaghi at Lazio.
The pair are known for their strong bond. Inzaghi has kept Farris with him as someone who has a similar vision of football.
And occasionally, Farris has had to stand in for Inzaghi.
There have been occasions where the 52-year-old has filled in with post-match interview duties when the head coach has been unable to speak properly after losing his voice from shouting.
And Farris has also had to fill in for Inzaghi for other reasons on a couple occasions.
Farris Fills In At Inter Against Roma With Inzaghi Suspended
On occasion, Inzaghi has found himself out on the sidelines due to a touchline suspension.
The Inter coach can occasionally lose his temper or talk himself into the book during matches.
And that is what happened last Sunday in Inter’s match against Juventus.
In a heated climax to the always volatile Derby d’Italia match, referee Fabio Maresca decided that he had had enough of the Inter coach’s complaints.
So Inzaghi went into the book. That was his fifth yellow card of the season.
So Inzaghi will not be on the bench next Saturday against Roma.
Instead, it will be Farris.
The assistant coach has been on the bench for three Inter matches in the past. One was a Serie A win over Empoli in October of 2021, a 2-0 win.
Then in February of 2022, Farris stood in for Inzaghi in a Serie A match against Napoli. That ended in a 1-1 draw.
Lastly, in October of 2022, Farris guided Inter through a 4-0 Champions League win against Viktoria Plzen.