It is now official that Leonardo is the new Coach of Inter, as announced by the club website.
There had been strong reports of an imminent deal for some time and the termination by mutual consent of Rafa Benitez's contract opened the door.
On the evening of Christmas Eve, Inter released a statement confirming Leonardo is the new man in charge of the Nerazzurri.
He has signed a contract until June 30 2012 and will begin working with his new squad on December 29.
Leonardo jumps across San Siro after 13 years at rivals Milan as a player, talent scout, director and Coach.
He will be presented to the media on December 26.
“It would be disappointing to me if this was seen as a sideswipe at Milan and the Rossoneri,” noted President Massimo Moratti.
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