Spalletti out, Conte in

Inter Milan have appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager after sacking Luciano Spalletti earlier this week. The 49-year-old’s last job was at Chelsea FC with whom he won the English Premier League and an FA Cup during a two-year spell. However, disagreements with Chelsea’s hierarchy over the club’s transfer policy led to his dismissal at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Conte, who helped Juventus win three league titles in three seasons as manager between 2011 and 2014, is expected to close the gap between Inter and his former employers. The Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A this season, trailing Juventus by 21 points.

Following his appointment, Conte told Inter’s club website;

“I have chosen Inter because of the club it is, because of the project’s sound basis and how ambitious it is. Because of Inter’s history.”