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Former Genoa, Lazio, Napoli, and Inter Milan coach, Luigi Simoni, has died on Friday aged 81.
AllNews reports that the famous trainer who suffered a stroke at his home was in critical condition until his death.
Simoni won the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1997-98.
Born in Crevalcore he went on to play for Napoli, Torino and Juventus among others, before starting as a coach at Genoa and ending his career in football as President at Cremonese in 2015, leaving a club he had brought back to Serie A as a coach in 1993.
Meanwhile, the former owner of Inter Milan, Massimo Moratti has paid tribute to Late Simoni.
Simoni is best known for coaching Inter during the 1997-98 campaign, helping Ronaldo score 34 goals and winning the UEFA Cup.
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However, Moratti reiterated the coach should have a Scudetto to his name, referring to the penalty incident against Juventus when the two sides faced off that season.
“He was a great leader in Inter’s history,” the club’s owner at the time told ANSA.
“He won us a very important European trophy and was prevented from winning a title he absolutely deserved.
“He was a gentlemanly coach, for whom I had great esteem and affection.
“The phone call from his wife warning me of his death a little while ago caused me immense pain.”
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