ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Who says winning a professional soccer title together would always strengthen the bond of coaches and team owners?
Despite winning the Serie A title some three weeks back, Antonio Conte and Inter Milan have mutually agreed to part ways as coach of the team.
“The club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work that he has done, culminating in Inter’s 19th top-flight title,” Inter Milan said in a statement.
“Antonio Conte will forever remain a part of our Club’s history,” Inter Milan added.
Although no official reason was cited for the parting of ways of the two parties, Italian newspapers hinted it is due to the club’s need to cut operating costs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources said the club wanted to cut salary costs by 15-20% and player departures would be necessary.
Conte is not happy with the move since he does not want to work with a “downsized” project.
With Conte’s departure, Inter Milan is choosing between former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and current Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi as the team’s newest coach.
Conte has a huge impact on the latest success of Inter Milan since he was present when the club signed high-profile players like Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen, and Achraf Hakimi.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.