Antonio Conte QUITS as Inter Milan manager just days after Serie A title celebrations with the Italian furious over financial restrictions at the San Siro… as odds on the former Chelsea boss joining Tottenham this summer are slashed
- Antonio Conte has left Inter Milan after just two seasons at the San Siro
- The Italian was reportedly frustrated with a lack of cash available this summer
- Inter are in a tough spot financially and will need to sell a number of players
- His departure could put Tottenham on red alert in their hunt for a new manager
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.
Antonio Conte has left his post as Inter Milan boss after two seasons at the San Siro
Conte was reportedly told by Inter chief Steven Zhang (right) that he will face financial restrictions in the summer transfer window
His departure comes just weeks after he guided the club to their first Serie A title in nine years
A club confirmed Conte’s departure, thanking him for the ‘extraordinary job’ he had done during his time with the Serie A champions.
‘FC Internazionale Milano announces that it has reached an agreement for the consensual termination of the contract with the coach Antonio Conte.
‘The whole Club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work he has done, which culminated in winning the nineteenth Scudetto. Antonio Conte will remain forever in the history of our Club.
With the 51-year-old now available, it could spring Tottenham into action as chairman Daniel Levy attempts to land a big name to succeed Jose Mourinho after an underwhelming campaign.
Conte has transformed Inter from an underachieving side but wants to spend big money
The 51-year-old’s availability may be in the interest of Daniel Levy at Tottenham Hotspur
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.
More to follow.
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