June 22, 2021

Conte quits as Inter Milan manager

May 26, 2021
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has quit as Inter Milan boss just weeks after masterminding their first Serie A title win in nine years – with the Italian said to have grown frustrated with the club’s lack of financial resources.

Conte was reportedly hoping to spend big this summer in a bid to ensure the club retain their grip on the Scudetto, but the Nerazzurri are feeling the effects of the Covid pandemic and are being forced to cash in on a number of players.

Inter need to bring their wage budget down by 20 per cent, La Gazzetta dello Sport, with the club needing to sell a host of players – generating aroudn £86.5m – in order to stay afloat, something that infuriated Conte after meeting chief Steven Zhang.

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The odds have now been slashed on Conte taking over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with SkyBet rating him at 7/4.

Levy has endured a struggle to appoint a new manager in the Spurs hotseat, with Julian Nagelsmann, Hans Dieter-Flick, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers all turning down the Tottenham chief’s advances.

Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a shock return to north London, although Conte’s previous success in England – in which he won the Premier League at Chelsea – could sway Levy, who is desperate for Spurs to end their barren spell without silverware.

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