Inzaghi announced his retirement from football on Tuesday…
Filippo Inzaghi has hung up his boots as a professional footballer, but will continue his long association with Milan as a coach.
The 38-year-old had been expected to continue his playing career away from the Rossoneri after his contract expired; a move to Swiss side Sion was mooted, But Inzaghi has decided that now is the best time to take the next step in his career – off the pitch.
“My time with Milan finished in the best possible way, with a goal in the final game, so it was all perfect,” Inzaghi, 38, told Italian media. Now I begin another dream, which is to be a coach and hopefully win the Champions League.”
“Pippo”, who scored 156 Serie A goals in 370 games, added: “I couldn’t go to play elsewhere, as I could not just leave Milan. Today I received a proposal from England, but I can’t leave Milan. I signed a two-year contract and will coach the youth team, then I hope one day to lead the senior squad too.”
The veteran will be hoping to pass on the knowledge of incisive runs and superb positioning which saw him become a prolific goalscorer in Italian football.
The legendary striker joined Milan in 2001 from Juventus.