Inter appoint Walter Mazzarri

Inter Milan announced this evening that former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has signed a contract to become to clubs new manager replacing Andrea Stramaccioni.

The 51-year old has signed a two-year contract at the San Siro, and will look to rejuvenate an Inter side who are aguably at their weakest after a poor finish in last seasons Serie A finishing 9th.

Mazzarri has spent the last four years in Naples and helped guide the club into the Champions League for next season with a 2nd place finish in Italy's top tier.

The likes of Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Gokhan Inler are all notable players who Mazzarri will look to take with him, although without Champions League football may prove difficult to attract world class players to the club during the coming season.

In a statement on the Inter Milan official website:

"FC Internazionale would like to announce that the club has appointed Walter Mazzarri as the new head coach," "FC Internazionale would like to thank Andrea Stramaccioni for the great commitment and professionalism he showed in a particularly difficult year. Walter Mazzarri has signed a two-year deal."

Former Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has agreed to become Mazzarri's successor at Napoli, having agreed a two-year contract.

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