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Inter names Spalletti as new manager

Inter names Spalletti as new manager

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Inter announced the arrival of Luciano Spalletti as the club’s new manager after signing the former Roma coach to a two-year contract.

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A press conference to mark Spalletti’s appointment will be held at the team’s training ground next week.

A statement on Inter’s website read: “The new coach, who has signed a two-year contract, will be unveiled at a media conference at Suning Training Centre in memory of Angelo Moratti next Wednesday at 12:00 CEST. He will take his first training session with the team on Monday 3 July.”

The 57-year-old fills the void left by Stefano Pioli, who was sacked after a season in which Inter finished in seventh place, outside of a European qualifying position. Pioli has since been hired as Fiorentina’s new manager.

Spalletti’s appointment, however, comes after Inter reportedly failed to lure Antonio Conte away from Premier League champion Chelsea, according to Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports.

During his second spell in charge at Roma, Spalletti guided the capital-city side to a second-place finish and an automatic berth in the Champions League next season. Spalletti’s departure was confirmed just two days after Roma’s last match of the season.

The Italian manager was previously in charge of Zenit St. Petersburg between his two stints at Roma.

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