Antonio Conte leaves Inter Milan through mutual consent, Simone Inzaghi will replace him

Antonio Conte leaves Inter Milan through mutual consent after Inter win Scudetto, Simone Inzaghi will replace him.

Antonio Conte-Romelu Lukaku-Achraf Hakimi-Lautaro Martinez-Inter Milan
Antonio Conte-Romelu Lukaku-Achraf Hakimi-Lautaro Martinez-Inter Milan | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Inter Milan have confirmed that Antonio Conte has left the club tonight.

The official statement on the club’s website claims that the termination of the Italian’s contract has been reached by mutual consent.

The club went on to thank Conte for his extraordinary work this season which resulted in Inter Milan’s 19th League title. He managed to guide them to the Europa League final last year as well. 

The statement read: “FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Antonio Conte for the termination of his contract by mutual consent. The Club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work that he has done, culminating in Inter’s 19th top-flight title. Antonio Conte will forever remain a part of our Club’s history.”

Simone Inzaghi is set to replace him as the manager of the Italian club. 

According to reports, Antonio Conte was unhappy with the transfer policy at Inter Milan and he has chosen to end his time with the Italian club.

Inter Milan are in financial duress right now and several of their key players have been linked with an exit this summer. It seems that Conte wanted a more ambitious window. 

It will be interesting to see where the former Chelsea manager ends up next season.

In any case, the future of Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, Achraf Hakimi etc. will be decided during this transfer window, as these players have associated themselves with Conte being Inter Milan manager for 2021-22 season.

He was being linked with a move away from Inter in recent days and his departure is hardly a surprise. He has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and a return to the Premier League wouldn’t be a bad option for him. He has already won the competition with Chelsea and he could help Spurs and their trophy drought.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid could emerge as an option for the Italian manager as well.

Apparently, Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his post and the Spanish outfit will now look to bring in a quality alternative.