Inzaghi hangs up boots
Milan striker takes on new role coaching club's youngsters
Last Updated: July 24, 2012 7:08pm
Filippo Inzaghi: Veteran striker has called time on playing career to coach Milan youngsters
AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi has called time on his illustrious playing career to take over as youth-team coach with the San Siro side.
The 38-year-old made just seven substitute appearances for the Rossoneri last season, but had been linked with shock moves to Watford and Reading this summer.
He scored the final goal of his 22-year career with an 82nd minute winner in his farewell appearance - a 2-1 win over Novara on 13th May.
Inzaghi ends his career second on the all-time goalscoring charts in European competition with 70, bettered only by Raul's 77, and in all he scored 126 times in 300 appearances for Milan.
The striker added 25 in 57 caps for Italy, who never lost a match in which Inzaghi scored.
The links to Watford came after Gianfranco Zola was appointed by the club's new owners, but he has signed a two-year contract to coach Milan's Allievi Nazionali (national students), their junior squad.