Inter Milan didn’t take long to name their new manager after firing Luciano Spalletti on May 30th. Just a day later, the club announced that former Juventus and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will take over the team for the next season.
Conte’s arrival at Inter will see him reuniting with CEO Giuseppe Marotta. The duo previously collaborated at Juve and managed to win three consecutive Seria A titles during that time.
“A new chapter in my life is beginning, I’m really excited,” – said Conte in a statement. “I have chosen Inter because of its history. I was struck by the club’s transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs.”
Antonio Conte was without a club this past season, as he was involved in a legal battle with Chelsea. The Premier League powerhouse sacked him in 2018 and refused to pay the final year of his deal, citing that the manager violated his contract. Conte, on the other hand, argued that he was unfairly fired and ended up having the court rule in his favor.
The highlights of Conte’s managerial career include winning Serie B with Bari and three national titles with Juventus, alongside one Premier League and FA Cup trophy with Chelsea. He also served as the head coach of Italy’s national team.
Although Luciano Spalletti managed to qualify Inter for UEFA Champions League next season, the team felt that they needed a change in order to challenge Juventus for Seria A supremacy. Inter finished the previous two seasons under Spalletti on fourth place in the national competition. They have been eliminated in the group stage of the UCL this season.