Former Inter Milan coach Luigi Simone dies


Sharjah 24 – Asaad Khalil:

Former Italian football star Luigi Simone died on Friday at the age of 81.

Simone led Inter Milan to the crown of the UEFA Cup in 1998.

Simone was said to have never recovered from his stroke last June.

Simone led the Italian team Inter Milan to win the European Cup title “European League now”, after winning three white over Lazio in the final in a pure Italian encounter, but he was sacked at the beginning of the following season.

Simone took charge of Inter in 1997, where he accompanied the Brazilian star Ronaldo.

“We remember Gigi Simone and we will miss everything about him, first and foremost his noble way of dealing, his way of life, whether in normal life or in the football world he was never exaggerated,” Inter Milan wrote on his official website.

“His football career reflects humility, technical capabilities and the ability to fulfill most of our ambitions,” the statement added.

During his career as a player Simone moved between the clubs Turin, Juventus, Brescia and Genoa, through which he began his career as a coach in 1975, and ascended him to the first degree


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