Antonio Conte to leave Inter Milan, becomes the hottest coach in the market


    Antonio Conte will leave Inter Milan in less than 48 hours from the time of publishing this report according to reports in Italy. The Italian giants are facing financial difficulties and they could not guarantee the 51-year-old Italian tactician that the club would keep the club’s first eleven intact.

    Recall that Antonio Conte who has coached Atalanta, Juventus, and Chelsea before he joined Inter Milan in 2019 helped the club to win the 2020-2021 Italian Serie A title.

    Before he joined the club, Juventus were dominating the league but within two seasons, the Italian tactician was able to build a squad for Inter Milan that stopped the reign of Juventus.

    However, reports in Italy claimed that the board of Inter Milan does not have the financial power to keep developing the squad like how Antonio Conte wanted. It has even gotten worst that the club’s board intends to sell some superstars at the club to raise money for the survival of the club, contrary to the desire of Conte to keep his first eleven intact ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

    These are some of the things that are about to force Conte who still have a year left on his contract with Inter Milan, out of the club instead of extending his contract with the Italian giants.

    La Gazzetta dello Sport, a publication in Italy claimed that Antonio Conte has been informed that the club’s president Steven Zhang and their Chinese owners Suning want to lower the wage bill at the club by 20 percent.

    At the same time, the club’s hierarchy has concluded that the club must raise €100 million in player sales by the end of this summer transfer window.

    Some of the superstars at Inter Milan that the club’s hierarchy could sacrifice include the club’s highest goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku. The club is also ready to sell Lautaro Martinez and Achraf Hakimi this summer.

    Antonio Conte celebrating with Romelu Lukaku.
    File photo of Antonio Conte celebrating with Romelu Lukaku.

    Based on the development, Antonio Conte knows that he would struggle if those big names are allowed to leave his squad ahead of next season. Hence, he has to leave.

    Antonio Conte’s departure from Inter Milan will reportedly cost the owners of the club a whopping €6 million. Reports also claimed that Inter Milan have lined up former coach of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri, who has been without a job since 2019, as a possible replacement for Conte.

    At the time of publishing this report, Spanish La Liga giants, Real Madrid and Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly started looking at how they could bring Conte to their clubs ahead of next season.


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