Luciano Spalletti expected to be named Inter Milan manager

Inter Milan are expected to name former AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti as their new coach this week.

Internazionale have been without a permanent manager since the dismissal of Stefano Pioli on 9th May.

Inter and Spalletti verbally confirmed a two-year deal on Monday and the contract will be signed this week.

Spalletti confirmed he will be the Serie A side's fifth coach in the space of a year as he prepared to fly out to China to finalise the deal with the club's owners.

-It's all done because we've shaken hands, he told reporters at Milan airport

-I'm one of those old fashioned types who does things with a shake of the hand. I'm happy to be the new coach of Inter, He added.

The 58-year old helped Roma finish second with Roma this season in Serie A but left on 30 May after 16 months in charge.

Inter's ambitious Chinese owners, the Suning Group, are keen to restore the club's fortunes after a seventh-place finish in Serie A this season.