Inter Milan appoint Luciano Spalletti as their new managerby Jack Kitson / 06 June 2017, 17:00Tweet
Luciano Spalletti has become the fourth (permanent) manager to take charge of Inter Milan in the past year after signing a two-year deal, worth £3.5m per season.
Spalletti confirmed the deal was done whilst waiting to board a plane to fly to China to meet the new owners of the club.
"Everything is in place, it's all done, we shook hands"
Roberto Mancini, Frank de Boer and Stefano Pioli have all come and gone at the trigger- happy club, but now Spalletti, who left is post at Roma in order to take up the position at their Serie A rivals, will now be hoping that he’s the man who can rejuvenate struggling Inter.
Inter, who had been linked with a move for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, finished the 2016/17 campaign in 7th - 24 points adrift of the top-3 and a whopping 29 points behind champions Juventus - missing out on a Europa League qualification place to rivals AC Milan by a single point.
In contrast Spalletti’s Roma enjoyed a superb season as they recorded their highest ever Serie A points (87) and goals (90) tally, however it wasn’t enough to topple all-conquering Juventus who won their sixth successive title and will win a famous treble should they beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Spalletti may not have added to the two Coppa Italia’s and Supercoppa Italiana he won first time around with Roma (2005-2009) but after 18 months he left with his head held high after that record-breaking season, which also saw Roma legend Francesco Totti leave the club after 25 years and 786 games.
Meanwhile, Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco (1/12) is set to replace Spalletti in the Roma dugout.