Inter Milan appoint former Napoli coach

Walter Mazzarri
Walter Mazzarri

Inter Milan have appointed former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri as their new head coach on a two-year contract.

Former Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni, 37, was sacked after four defeats in their last five games led to a ninth-placed finish in Serie A.

Mazzarri, 51, left Napoli on Sunday after just under four seasons having guided them to second in the table.

The Naples club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis denied reports he has named Rafael Benitez as Mazzarri’s successor. 

Benitez, 53, is looking for a new job after leaving his role as interim Chelsea manager, during which he led the Blues to Europa League success and a third-placed finish in the Premier League.

And there had been speculation the Spaniard had been lined up to succeed Mazzarri in Naples.