Brazilian takes over at the San Siro.
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Inter Milan have appointed 41-year-old former AC Milan boss Leonardo to succeed Rafael Benitez as coach.
Brazilian World Cup winner Leonardo will take up the reins on 29 December and his contract runs until June 2012.
Benitez was sacked after six months in the job after asking the Inter board to back him in the transfer market.
“We believe Leonardo has the class and experience of a champion and his mentality will get the team together to get results,” Inter’s website read.
Leonardo’s only previous managerial experience came at Inter’s rivals AC Milan last season.
Inter appointed Benitez after former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho moved to Real Madrid having guided the Nerazzurri to the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup Treble. (BBC Sport)
No sooner has Rafa Benitez been ushered away from San Siro than Massimo Moratti made the appointment many expected as former AC Milan boss Leonardo took the vacant post. The 41 year old lasted just one season as AC boss but has shown the makings of being a potentially excellent manager and Inter Milan are willing to give him the reigns on a two and a half year deal.
The arrival of the Brazilian should help stabilize the club as they look to recover from a shocking start to the season that has left the treble holders in seventh spot in the table and squeaking through to the knock out stages of the Champions League.
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