‘I am staying’: Lukaku pledges future to Inter before Inzaghi signs as manager

  • Striker says he feels good at Inter after winning Serie A
  • Lukaku has held talks with new manager Simone Inzaghi

Romelu Lukaku has said he will remain at Internazionale next season after helping them to their first Serie A title in 11 years, with the club announcing on Thursday that Simone Inzaghi has signed a two-year contract to replace Antonio Conte as manager.

Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, is planning a move to bring the striker back to Stamford Bridge.

Related: Antonio Conte holds Tottenham talks and is leading contender for job

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It’s the Bandinis 2021! The complete review of Serie A’s 2020-21 season

Inter overthrew Juventus, who had a season to forget, even if Gigi Buffon offered a sterling farewell. It’s awards time!

Less than a week has passed since the end of the Serie A season, and already it feels like some distant era. Eight of the league’s top 10 clubs have said farewell to their managers, including the newly-crowned champions and the team they just deposed.

Juventus’s decision to move on from Andrea Pirlo came as no surprise. The winners of the previous nine Scudetti could not content themselves with barely scraping into the top four. Antonio Conte’s separation from Inter was another matter. After Inter raised the Coppa Campioni d’Italia on Sunday, the club president, Steven Zhang, had told reporters that their success was “most of all thanks to him”.

Related: Conte overthrows Juve’s kingdom to restore Inter to Serie A pinnacle | Nicky Bandini

GOAL OF THE SEASON CONTENDER

Daniele Verde scored this incredible bicycle kick for Spezia against Lazio this afternoon

"As good an overhead kick as you will ever see." pic.twitter.com/682lPoNe52

Lorenzo Insigne with an AMAZING free kick!

What a way for Napoli's captain and local hero to pay tribute to Maradona pic.twitter.com/O2fKqdwaxu

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I have no means by which to measure it … The derby is something you breathe from the Monday morning right through to the game on Sunday: you perceive it through the interactions you have with people in your daily life. Right now, that is impossible.

Interesting warm-up routine, Zlatan pic.twitter.com/XprNJk0lxS

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No regrets, insists Pirlo as Juventus sack him and confirm Allegri as manager

  • ‘An intense, complicated year but still wonderful,’ Pirlo says
  • Allegri returns after successful spell from 2014-19

Andrea Pirlo said he had no regrets about taking the Juventus job after being sacked on Friday after one season as manager and replaced by Massimiliano Allegri.

Pirlo was appointed with no senior coaching experience and led the reigning Serie A champions to fourth place. Allegri has returned for a second spell on a contract understood to be to 2025.

Related: Juventus to sack Pirlo and reappoint Allegri as manager

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