Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has been sounded out by Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United regarding the manager’s position at the club.
That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport, who say both United and Atlético Madrid are eyeing the Italian coach as their next manager.
The newspaper explains that following the success in the Super Cup against Juventus, Inzaghi’s stock has never been higher.
That success was the fourth trophy of his career but also confirmed he has been a successful replacement for Antonio Conte, who they say he has ‘surpassed’ at half the cost.
It’s also turned him into a ‘coach of desires’ in Europe, and while there has been nothing ‘concrete’ as yet, there have been ‘probes’ with the manager’s entourage.
They’ve come from Atlético Madrid and Ralf Rangnick, who is the current Manchester United coach but will be moving to a consultancy role in the summer to become the ‘manager of the reconstruction’ at Old Trafford.
Inter don’t want to lose their coach, but they are yet to open negotiations about an extension to the two-year deal he signed in the summer.
They want to get to the end of the season before proceeding with a renewal that would see Inzaghi extend until 2025 and double his salary. If he were to win the title, Inter would move quickly to get a deal over the line, but that is provided a big club does not ‘interfere’.
Corriere dello Sport believe could certainly happen as both Manchester United and Atlético Madrid are already eyeing him up.
Inzaghi, meanwhile, is about to begin an ‘in-depth’ English course as his desire is to become an international manager.
His ‘ambition and ability’ are not lacking, demonstrated by his move to Inter in the summer, which could give United a chance to get their man.