Dec 242010
 

24 Dec 2010 – 18:37:01Liverpool RSS news feedInter Milan have confirmed Leonardo as Rafael Benitez’s replacement, giving the Brazilian a one-and-a-half-year contract as their new manager.
Speculation had linked the former AC Milan coach with the position even before Benitez officially parted company with the European champions yesterday, and the Nerazzurri have now officially confirmed his appointment.

Man for the job: Inter Milan turned to former AC Milan boss Leonardo to replace Benitez
The 41-year-old, who had one season in charge of Milan during the2009/10 campaign, will officially start work with the Serie A championson Wednesday.
A statement on the club’s official website, www.inter.it, read:”Welcome to Leonardo. It will be the Brazilian coach to lead the teamfrom December 29.
Axed: Rafa Benitez was sacked by Inter Milan after just six months in the job
“Leonardo has a contract that will bind him to Inter until 30 June 2012.
“For Leonardo, the most sincere and good luck, we believe that he hasthe class and experience of a champion and his mentality will get theteam together to get results.”

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