Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Iranian women push boundaries through sport

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Crowds, Lies & Alternative Facts

Read more

ENCORE!

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary run-off (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: Are Europe's Social Democrats obsolete? (part 2)

Read more

Sports

Brazil's Leonardo named Inter Milan boss

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-12-26

Brazilian coach Leonardo has been appointed to manage European champions Inter Milan, taking over from the sacked Rafael Benitez. Leonardo becomes the first man to have coached both Milan clubs.

AFP - Brazilian coach Leonardo was on Friday named as the new boss of European champions Inter Milan, taking over from the sacked Rafael Benitez.
             
"Leonardo has just signed a contract with Inter until June 30, 2012," said a statement on the club's official website.
             
"Everybody at Inter wishes to welcome Leonardo. He will take charge from December 29 when training resumes."
             
The 41-year-old Leonardo, who played in Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning squad, becomes the first man to coach both Milan clubs having been appointed AC Milan boss in May 2009, as successor to Chelsea-bound Carlo Ancelotti.
             
Inter sacked Benitez - who had only been in charge since the summer when he succeeded Jose Mourinho - on Thursday just days after the former Liverpool boss had guided them to the World Club Cup title.
             
Defending league champions Inter are currently seventh in Serie A, 13 points adrift of their bitter city rivals although they do have two games in hand.
             
Leonardo spent 12 years at AC Milan - four as a player, seven as part of the backroom staff and one as coach when he took the club to third place in the championship.
             
As well as attempting to boost Inter's league position, Leonardo also has a last 16 Champions League date against Bayern Munich on February 23 and March 15 in a repeat of last season's final.

Date created : 2010-12-24

COMMENT(S)