Inter Milan have announced former Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini as their new coach on a two-year contract.
A host of coaches had been linked with the post, including England manager Fabio Capello and new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Gasperini, 53, was sacked by Genoa in November but earned plaudits when he led them to fifth in Serie A in 2009.
Inter president Massimo Moratti said on the club's official website: "I am fully satisfied with the choice."
Inter were snubbed by Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa and Fiorentina's Sinisa Mihajlovic as they looked to replace the Brazillian, while they were put off a move for Villas-Boas by the 33-year-old's hefty £13.3m release clause - which the Blues met earlier this week.