Antonio Conte appointed Inter Milan coach

Arnold Nichols
June 2, 2019

The announcement of Antonio Conte's arrival was made at 6AM, early in the morning and Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, reports that Italy woke up with Antonio Conte as Inter's new coach.

Conte has asked Inter to pursue Lukaku this summer after failing to land the Belgium global in 2017 when he was in charge of Chelsea.

Conte's last spell in his native Italy was a hugely successful one, as he led one of Inter's main rivals Juventus - who he played for as a defensive midfielder - to three consecutive Scudetti from 2011 to 2014.

Despite securing Champions League football for next season following their 2-1 victory over Empoli on the final day of the campaign, Spalletti's two-year reign has come to an end.

"A new chapter in my life is beginning, I'm really excited", Conte said in a statement.

"But it will be very important for the players, it will be very important to have a great will and great ambition - me the players and the club - to try to reduce this gap [with Juventus]".

The 49-year-old won the Premier League title and FA Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge and will be hoping to prove a worthy successor to Luciano Spalletti.

The Italian replaces the sacked Luciano Spalletti at the San Siro after the Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A this season, 21 points behind champions Juventus.

Inter have not won the league title since their historic treble-winning season in 2009-10 and Conte is relishing the task of restoring the club to their former glories. "Because of Inter's history, I was impressed by the transparency of the club and the desire to put Inter back where it belongs", he explained.

Spalletti took over at Inter in mid-2017 having previously coached Zenit Saint Petersburg and Roma.

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