Former Inter Milan coach Luigi Simoni dies at 81

PISA, Italy (AP) — Former Inter Milan coach Luigi Simoni has died. He was 81. Simoni had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke last July. He was moved home in March because of the coronavirus pandemic but was taken back to Pisa hospital on Thursday when his condition deteriorated. Simoni guided Inter to the UEFA Cup title in 1998. It was his only full season in charge of the club. He also led the team to a second-place finish in Serie A and won the Panchina d’Oro award for the best coach in the league. Simoni also won promotion from Serie B seven times with five different teams.