Former Inter defender Walter Samuel, who collaborated with Stefano Pioli, has been named the assistant Coach of Swiss club Lugano.

Samuel had returned to Inter last November as one of Pioli’s assistants, after nine, trophy-filled years with the Nerazzurri as a player.

During his time at Inter, which stretched from 2005 to 2014, the Argentinian won 5 league titles, 3 Coppa Italias, and 4 Italian Super Cups, as well as the Champions League and World Club Championship.

He was part of the coaching set up last season at Inter and the club’s officials have wished him the very best in his new endeavour.

However, the Argentine vacated his role in May following Pioli’s dismissal and will continue his coaching career in Switzerland, as No 2 to new Lugano boss Pierluigi Tami.

“He’s very motivated, he’s the same as when he was a player,” the Coach said of his new recruit.

“He’s already won the Treble, so he can teach us how to do it…”

Samuel spent the final two years of his playing career with Lugano’s League rivals, Basel.


Source: Foootball Italia