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  • Updated: May 22, 2020

Ronaldo's Former Manager Dies

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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.

Moratti pays tribute to Simoni

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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