Chief San Siro stated that the decision to part ways with the Italian boss was to protect “the stability of the club.”
Inter Milan Chairman Steven Zhang revealed the reason why Antonio Conte left the Serie A title, admitting that “our different views have led to the separation.”
Conte leaves San Siro with mutual consent On May 26, his two years in the Nerazzurri ended. The Nerazzurri broke into the first Serie A league in 11 years under the leadership of the Italian last season.
According to reports, Conte left Inter Milan after being told they needed to sell some first-team players to cut costs, and Zhang has now confirmed that he is not prepared to compromise under the financial uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
What did you say?
“From the moment we took over Inter Milan, we believed that Conte would be the best coach of our project,” the San Siro chairman told Gazzetta dello Sport A coach replaced by former Lazio coach Inzaghi. “Two years ago, we finally managed to bring him to the Nerazzurri.
“I have always and still believe that Conte is a winning coach: this is what has led us to invest so much in him and the team over the past two years.
“Last summer, the pandemic had a big impact on our income, but we continue to be with him and focus on a season that believes we can win.
“This decision is correct, but the bill brought about by the pandemic now looks like this, and we cannot but examine the situation by looking for savings that will lead to a balanced future budget.
“We must reduce costs and control risks. This obviously also affects the transfer market strategy. Our different views on the situation have led to separation.
“It is not fundamental to him, it is fundamental to the club, and vice versa. Conte is a top coach, but as chairman, I have to consider the stability of the club.”
Conte’s record at Inter Milan
Conte succeeded Luciano Spalletti as Inter Milan’s hot spot in May 2019, inheriting the team that just finished fourth in Serie A.
In the 51-year-old’s first season in charge, the Nerazzurri were only one point behind Juventus and also reached the Europa League final, but lost to Sevilla.
Inter Milan won the Italian top league title from Juventus in an impressive way in the 2020-21 season, scoring 12 points more than their main rivals, while Conte left with a record of 64 victories in 102 games The club.