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Stefano Pioli takes over as Inter Coach

The ex-Lazio boss has signed an 18 month contract with the club.

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Inter’s search for a new coach is over. After sifting through a handful of candidates the club came to an agreement to hire Stefano Pioli. The 51 year old reached an agreement with his former club Lazio to release him from his old contract which enabled him to sign with Inter and he will be officially presented on Thursday.

Pioli has reportedly signed a contract worth €1.3m per season with potential bonuses that lasts until 2018 (oh what a coincidence that’s when Diego Simeone’s reduced contract expires). He is expected to be a pair of safe hands to steady an uncertain Inter side but some also hope that he can do what he did with his Lazio side during the 14/15 campaign and shoot up the table to maybe steal a CL qualification spot.

Pioli arrives during the international break so he will have some extra time to start putting his ideas to practice with the players who weren’t called up for international duty. He’ll get a little time to work with the remaining players when they get back, but then the coach will be thrown straight into the fire when he faces A.C. Milan in the Derby Della Madonnina.

The CEO change hinted that Suning is starting to get down to business off the pitch and now the club has a new manager to help get things back on track on the pitch. Hopefully the owners, board of directors, and the players are ready to knuckle down and support their new coach to help him be successful.

Welcome to Inter Pioli! We hope you have a successful 18 months here.