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Antonio Conte: Inter Milan part company with title-winning manager

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Antonio Conte (centre)Antonio Conte (centre) has won domestic league titles with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan

Antonio Conte has left his role as Inter Milan manager – three weeks after leading the club to a first Serie A title in 11 years.

The 51-year-old Italian spent two years in charge of Inter and had one year remaining on his contract.

In a statement, Inter thanked Conte for his "extraordinary work" at the club.

Conte has recently been linked with Real Madrid, amid speculation Zinedine Zidane will leave this summer, and the vacancy at Tottenham.

Inter added that the decision to terminate the former Chelsea manager's contract was mutual.

Despite helping Inter end Juventus' dominance of the Italian top flight, there has been speculation over Conte's future at the club for months.

Inter's owner, the Chinese retail group Suning, is reportedly suffering financial pressure which is expected to lead to cost-cutting at the club and player sales this summer.

In February, Jiangsu FC, also owned by Suning, folded just three months after winning their first Chinese Super League title.

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and current Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi have both been named by the Italian press as potential successors to Conte .

How Conte turned Inter into champions again

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Inter had finished 21 points behind Juventus in the season prior to Conte taking charge.

But several high-profile signings including Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young had a transformative effect in his first season at the helm.

Inter reached the Europa League final and ended up just a point behind Juve in 2019-20, serving a warning of what was to follow this term.

A superb domestic campaign saw Inter claim their 19th Scudetto with four games remaining, while their points tally of 91 is the second highest in the club's history after the 97 they amassed in 2006-07.

It also means that Conte, who won three Serie A titles with Juve, is the only manager to have gained 90 points or more with two different sides since three points for a win was introduced in the Italian top flight in 1994.

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Comment posted by CastorTroy, today at 19:20CastorTroy

19:20Real Madrid or Tottenham eh? Real Madrid then 😂😂849L

Reply posted by London girl, today at 20:02London girl

20:02to CastorTroy"Real Madrid or Tottenham eh? Real Madrid then 😂😂"London girl replied: Real Madrid17More replies (11)downG

Comment posted by Gunner-Maggot, today at 19:17Gunner-Maggot

19:17This has west brom written all over it634R

Reply posted by ref, today at 20:12ref

20:12to Gunner-Maggot"This has west brom written all over it"ref replied: 🤣10More replies (1)downC

Comment posted by clarkeia, today at 19:19clarkeia

19:19Leaving so he can win the premier league with Tottenham 😂😂😂396B

Reply posted by Brian, today at 19:35Brian

19:35to clarkeia"Leaving so he can win the premier league with Tottenham 😂😂😂"Brian replied: Or more than likely, nothing, like all the other managers.147More replies (4)downW

Comment posted by WJB, today at 19:25WJB

19:25The French title and now the Italian title winners manager both leaving without taking the teams into the Champions league ? Strange ??331K

Reply posted by kevirl, today at 20:09kevirl

20:09to WJB"The French title and now the Italian title winners manager both leaving without taking the teams into the Champions league ? Strange ??"kevirl replied: Conte not so much, managers in Italy rarely stay long anywhere.11More replies (3)downM

Comment posted by Mark C, today at 19:23Mark C

19:23The same fate is applying to Lille in France. Owners overstretching themselves using huge debt to finance the teams. It will never happen but team ownership needs to be brought under tighter control to stop the boom and bust cycles being seen more frequently.263B

Reply posted by Brass Eye, today at 19:25Brass Eye

19:25to Mark C"The same fate is applying to Lille in France. Owners overstretching themselves using huge debt to finance the teams. It will never happen but team ownership needs to be brought under tighter control to stop the boom and bust cycles being seen more frequently."Brass Eye replied: Old business maxim, you have to speculate to accumulate.65More replies (3)downR

Comment posted by Redallover, today at 19:22Redallover

19:22Chelsea must be due a change of manager!!277M

Reply posted by MrRonin, today at 19:24MrRonin

19:24to Redallover"Chelsea must be due a change of manager!!"MrRonin replied: Yeah, Tuchel has been with us far too long!351More replies (3)downS

Comment posted by stuart, today at 19:42stuart

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19:42Surely off to Spain to complete being a champion in all the major leagues.150H

Comment posted by honestyproject, today at 19:24honestyproject

19:24So I’m guessing Man United are about to win a cup and then sack their manager? Oh yes they would!162B

Reply posted by brian, today at 20:57brian

20:57to honestyproject"So I’m guessing Man United are about to win a cup and then sack their manager? Oh yes they would!"brian replied: not sure about the winning bit00D

Comment posted by djk, today at 19:28djk

19:28Deffo Tranmere. He’ll be right at home on Borough Road.132D

Reply posted by djk, today at 19:30djk

19:30to djk"Deffo Tranmere. He’ll be right at home on Borough Road."djk replied: Probably Keith Hill moving the other way.80B

Comment posted by Brass Eye, today at 19:24Brass Eye

19:24Doesn’t stay anywhere for long does he ?

WBA’s next manager.165M

Comment posted by Murphy45, today at 19:31Murphy45

19:31If Conte wants to keep on winning trophies then he has to avoid Spurs as once Kane leaves then mid table mediocrity for the foreseeable!188T

Reply posted by Tom, today at 19:45Tom

19:45to Murphy45"If Conte wants to keep on winning trophies then he has to avoid Spurs as once Kane leaves then mid table mediocrity for the foreseeable!"Tom replied: That’s optimistic. Relegation next season. No Kane or Bale and Son won’t hang around with the rest of the rabble.710More replies (2)downS

Comment posted by STILL ON OUR PERCH, today at 19:36STILL ON OUR PERCH

19:36No surprise considering the reason he left was the clubs plan to raise €80m in player sales to help the clubs finances…101K

Comment posted by kopthat96, today at 19:48kopthat96

19:48Waiting for the Utd job in the morning probably.80B

Reply posted by bp24, today at 20:03bp24

20:03to kopthat96"Waiting for the Utd job in the morning probably."bp24 replied: Dream on.12More replies (2)downE

Comment posted by Eurows, today at 19:24Eurows

19:24Why Real? They are in more financial do-do than any team. Much more than Inter.113M

Reply posted by MrRonin, today at 19:27MrRonin

19:27to Eurows"Why Real? They are in more financial do-do than any team. Much more than Inter."MrRonin replied: That is true but it’s Real Madrid isn’t it.63More replies (2)downT

Comment posted by The Duke of Prunes, today at 19:23The Duke of Prunes

19:23He’ll go to Tottenham, they like having ex Chelsea managers in charge124J

Reply posted by J R Hartley, today at 19:40J R Hartley

19:40to The Duke of Prunes"He’ll go to Tottenham, they like having ex Chelsea managers in charge"J R Hartley replied: He’s not that desperate106More replies (1)downP

Comment posted by Peter Y, today at 19:20Peter Y

19:20Lukaku’s agent’s phone will be ringing non-stop.102I

Reply posted by ianH, today at 19:37ianH

19:37to Peter Y"Lukaku’s agent’s phone will be ringing non-stop."ianH replied: Liverpool would be a good fit. Salah to Barca for £100 million use the money to buy Erikson & Lukaku?421More replies (3)downR

Comment posted by ref, today at 20:19ref

20:19Please dont go to the gonners, let them keep charlie chaplin until he almost relegates them81D

Comment posted by Dave s, today at 19:48Dave s

19:48Think the manager/head coach merry-go-round is likely to last a fair while given owners won’t be spreading the cash due to covid. A lot of the big clubs are in financial trouble. Clubs would then have to look at academies in order to save on big wages.71P

Comment posted by PeterSchMichaelOwenHargreaves, today at 19:19PeterSchMichaelOwenHargreaves

19:19Must be going to Real82I

Comment posted by Im an honest Gooner, today at 19:23Im an honest Gooner

19:23Wouldn’t be surprised to see him at PSG83More commentsBack to topunknown
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