With Inter sporting director Marco Fassone reportedly set to return to the helm next season, it looks as if he’ll be the man in charge of the Italian side.
Fassones name has been linked with the job, which was vacated by Massimiliano Allegri in November.
Filippo Inzaghi is widely expected to succeed him, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to hold on to the job.
It is understood that Inter have already begun their search for a new sporting director, with former Italian national coach Mauro Baldini also reportedly a possible candidate.
“Milan, Napoli and Real Madrid are the favourites,” a top Italian football official told Sky Sport Italia, while another added: “Milan is the favourite because of his experience in managing clubs, having managed Inter for 15 years.”
Fassones position at the club was made official on Monday when he signed a two-year deal.
The 61-year-old has been at Inter since 1999, having first taken charge of their under-20 side in 1997, and helped the club to the Serie A title in 1998.
While the majority of the club’s success in recent years has been due to their successes in the UEFA Youth League and the UEFA Europa League, the club have also won three domestic cup competitions and two Champions League titles in the past five years.
The news is unlikely to bring much relief to the fans of the Nerazzurri, with some having expressed concern over the lack of new signings in recent weeks.
“The players will be happy, but for the fans, the most important thing is to see that they get a new coach, not to be able go to the next match,” one of the sources said.
More to come.