Inter have reached an agreement with Rafa Benitez to become their new manager, club president Massimo Moratti has confirmed.
The European champions have been hunting for a new coach following the departure of Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid.
Benitez, who left Liverpool last week, had previously been linked with a move to Serie A rivals Juventus.
However, talks with Moratti have gone well and the Spaniard has agreed to become Inter’s new coach.
“We’ve got an agreement, we finalised the last details that in any case weren’t important,” he told the club’s official website.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will say when Rafa Benitez will be presented.
“All we need is a counter-signature. In any case I think Benitez is not in Italy and will arrive here for the presentation.”
Benitez will arrive at Inter after a six-year spell at Liverpool which saw him land the Champions League title in 2005 and the 2006 FA Cup.
He also enjoyed success in his homeland with Valencia prior to moving to Anfield, winning two Primera Liga titles and the Uefa Cup.