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|May 23rd, 2019 16:42|
You're the Pharaoh of jinxes. But depending on what Chelsea does with Sarri, Juve is going to get stuck with Simone Inzaghi. If somehow they manage to pay/convince Levy for Pochettino even better. Guardiola will get a raise from City.
You guys will have the best defense next season with Godin and Skriniar. Even Ranocchia will have a renaissance.
|May 23rd, 2019 15:16|
I don't know if this is a genuine prediction or a jinx
But for the good of Serie A a different winner is required. Inter or anyone except juve.
|May 23rd, 2019 02:57|
|May 23rd, 2019 00:46|
Conte to Inter is a done deal
Italian media are now so confident Antonio Conte has agreed to take over from Luciano Spalletti at Inter that it’s considered a done deal.
Multiple sources, from Sky Sport Italia to La Gazzetta dello Sport to La Repubblica and Sportitalia, all carry the same details of the agreement.
It’s at least a three-year contract, possibly more, worth €10m per season.
Even if Inter do not qualify for the Champions League, Conte is still going to keep his pledge to take the job.
It means this weekend’s Serie A match with Empoli at San Siro will be Spalletti’s last on the Nerazzurri bench.
Conte had also been linked with a return to Juventus following Max Allegri’s departure, but all reliable sources now point to Inter and no other option.
Sky and Gazzetta both reporting it is quite an indication. Looks like a matter of when not if. Hopefully Conte will have a quick impact because if results go south there will be more pressure on him because of his juve past.
Tbh though, I prefer an experienced winning coach even if he isn't an Interista over an inexperienced Interista. Just look at the coaches Milan have hired and fired in recent seasons.
|May 9th, 2019 16:12|
Sky: Conte close to Inter
6 Hours Ago
Sky Sport Italia reports Inter are closing in on a deal to appoint Antonio Conte as their next Coach.
According to the broadcaster, the ‘deep’ respect between Conte and Inter general manager Beppe Marotta, plus the ‘solid and ambitious’ project offered by Suning Group, go hand-in-hand.
The former Chelsea and Italy boss had been linked with a return to Juve, but Sky insists there has not even been a phone call between the two.
Furthermore, their separation in the summer of 2014 has ‘not yet been fully digested’ by the Coach or President Andrea Agnelli.
Although Sky do not rule out a late intervention from the Old Lady, it describes the chances of that happening as ‘very difficult’.
|May 9th, 2019 02:11|
Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky: "Conte to Inter to finalize in coming days"
A few minutes ago, Sport Mediaset reported that Antonio Conte is very close to returning to Juventus, thanks to Nedved who is the great supporter of the Italian coach.
And now, in a complete opposite to that story, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport is reporting that it is Inter that are very close to Conte. After a year on sabbatical, the former national team coach is ready to return to a bench in Serie A. But it is not going to be that of Juventus. The rumors suggesting him returning to the Bianconeri are not confirmed: there are no recent contacts between the Old Lady management and Conte who, instead, seems very close to Inter and this is regardless of Allegri’s future.
Conte and Inter, on the other hand, have heard from each other and contacts have been positive. They are very close to an agreement, so much so that it can be finalized in the coming days.
Anyhow the season ends by the end of this month, we'll see who goes where soon enough.
|May 9th, 2019 01:53|
Reports: Conte to Juve, Allegri-PSG
Multiple sources now claim Max Allegri has agreed to leave Juventus this summer, probably for PSG, with Antonio Conte the favourite to replace him.
Sport Mediaset, La Stampa, La Repubblica and more all have the same story, suggesting Allegri and President Andrea Agnelli have decided to part ways after five years together.
The Bianconeri have won eight consecutive Serie A titles, three of them under Conte and the following five with Allegri on the bench.
Although both Allegri and Agnelli repeatedly stated to the media that they would be continuing together, they did leave the door open for a change of heart once they’d sat down to discuss their transfer strategy.
According to multiple sources, that summit was held this evening during the Champions League semi-final, which saw Tottenham complete an astonishing comeback from 3-0 down on aggregate to win 3-2 in Amsterdam, reaching the Final against Liverpool on away goals.
It was during that encounter that Allegri and Juventus directors agreed to part ways, with the most likely destination Paris Saint-Germain.
As for Juve, the favourite to take over is Conte, who has been out of work for a year after his experience at Chelsea came to an abrupt end.
Agnelli was not entirely convinced, but Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici seem to have done enough to secure his return after walking away in 2014.
Conte already told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he would not go to Roma, while Inter are also still hoping to bring in the former Italy tactician.
That leaves Mourinho as an option, unless Bayern go for him.
It would be hilarious if Allegri ends up winning the CL at PSG, btw..
|May 7th, 2019 11:56|
Good news. Great chance he comes to Inter now. He hinted on Italian TV a few weeks ago he wouldn't coach Milan.
Although he says himself there is only a 60% chance he will coach in Italy. Maybe Bayern/PSG will go for him.
But things are well set up for him at Inter if rumours are true and Dzeko, Danilo and Darmian are signed. Not great players but ones Conte has wanted/worked with in the past (he wanted Danilo and Dzeko at Chelsea, obviously worked with Darmian for the NT).
And he has a habit of getting amazing seasons out of non-world-class wingbacks (Asamoah, Moses, Alonso).
The big question mark then is central midfield and a partner/partners for Brozo and Nainggolan and whether Conte would want a 3-4-3 a la Chelsea or 3-4-1-2 like at Juve. I would certainly prefer the latter but who knows....
|May 7th, 2019 10:05|
Conte rules out Roma
Antonio Conte has confirmed that he will not move to Roma this summer, leaving Juventus, Inter and Milan to battle it out.
Roma seemed to be furthest forward in the race to end Conte’s sabbatical, even offering him a €9.5m salary, with Francesco Totti declaring the Coach as a ‘winner’.
However, the former Chelsea boss admitted ‘the conditions aren’t there’ for him to take charge of the Giallorossi, while keeping his door open to Juve, Inter and Milan.
“Marriages are two way,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I think Juventus have started a path and I think they’re very happy with Allegri, who has certainly continued my work and is doing very well. You never know what tomorrow brings.
“Today, if someone calls me, I know I have to impose my ideas of football, with my methods, because I’m very strict with myself.
“I don’t micromanage, neither do I think a Coach’s objective is to do as little damage as possible.
“If clubs think that, they shouldn’t call me. After that, I have a problem: victory: winning. That’s the objective of my work. That applies to any team, not just Inter or Milan.
“I must have the perception that I can beat anyone and I must feel that winning is possible, otherwise I can stay as I am without any problems.
“I fell in love with Rome, spending a lot of time there in my two years as CT.
“At the Olimpico you feel the passion of the fans, who live football with a particular intensity, who go mad for Roma and live for them.
“It has a passionate atmosphere that envelops you. Right now the conditions aren’t there, but I think I’ll coach Roma one day in the future.”
|May 4th, 2019 10:58|
L'Equipe: Mourinho-Roma, Conte to Inter?
While Antonio Conte reconsiders the Inter proposal, L’Equipe claims Roma offered Jose Mourinho a three-year contract.
The two Serie A clubs continue to plan for next season and seem to be on a similar wavelength when it comes to management options.
According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Roma have put a three-year deal on the table for Mourinho, but he would only accept if they qualified for the Champions League.
The other major alternative for Mou at the moment is Paris Saint-Germain, but they seem inclined to back Thomas Tuchel, even with recent poor results.
Mourinho and Conte are both on the same radar for Roma as well as Inter, with negotiations reported to be finely balanced.
Roma have not disguised their interest in signing ex-Chelsea boss Conte, but La Repubblica claim that Inter director Beppe Marotta met with Conte this week and asked him to wait before signing anything.
That is because Nerazzurri President Steven Zhang is ready to give the all-clear on Conte and a huge transfer campaign to bolster the squad.
Il Tempo newspaper points to a potentially fascinating extra that could aid Conte’s move back to Italy and boost his salary by €3m.
The latest tax law change is meant to encourage Italian talent that has emigrated looking for work to return to the Peninsula and save cash on their wages.
It would also apply to football players and tacticians, meaning Conte could in theory receive €16m per season on a three-year contract.
If those 2 coaches return to Italy then the domestic domination cycle of juve might end. Time will tell anyhow.
|April 14th, 2019 15:53|
|Nerazzurri4life||All 3 are upgrades on Spalletti anyhow. We need to upgrade from top 4 challenge to Scudetto challenge.|
|April 14th, 2019 12:27|
|stefan9||Conte will be Inter coach 95% imho . If not Mou. Personally I rather simeone but won't happen.|
|April 10th, 2019 04:00|
|camelface||Spaletti's severance would be around 25mil? His agent must be a god. How rich must this guy be!|
|April 9th, 2019 19:08|
There are reports circulating that Inter are looking for buyers and will take 15 million for him.
The chances that he would be an unmitigated disaster are very, very high.
And can you honestly imagine Conte wanting this guy? A very lightweight, low-workrate primadonna inside forward ..... Impossible. Conte would probably sooner re-sign Eder...
|April 9th, 2019 18:47|
|van||Milan and Inter and should rebel against FFP. As it is it's a mechanism for the teams that dominate to keep dominating.|
|April 9th, 2019 18:34|
Not sure Suning can splash that type of cash with FFP though....
|April 9th, 2019 18:08|
|Nerazzurri4life||Wasn't Mourinho making 9 or 10 million at Inter? I vaguely remember him making that much.|
|April 9th, 2019 17:46|
Eitherway, Conte has to be brought in. This Spalletti nonsense can't continue for another year....
|April 9th, 2019 17:10|
Conte 'makes Inter demands'
Antonio Conte is reportedly demanding a €10m salary after tax to become Inter’s next Coach.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter President Steven Zhang has instructed general manager Beppe Marotta to bring Conte to the club.
However, the newspaper warns the 49-year-old is not completely convinced by a return to Serie A.
Therefore, he would accept no less than the figure Chelsea had proposed to him after he won them the Premier League in 2017.
That is €3m more than Juventus boss Max Allegri, who is the Italian top flight’s highest earner.
The Nerazzurri would also have to pay Luciano Spalletti €25m if they were to part with the Coach this summer.
Nonetheless, their restrictions on spending look set to be eased as they are expected to satisfy the terms of their settlement agreement with UEFA.
10million is acceptable for a winning coach.
Hopefully Spalletti will agree to a smaller severance package. 25mill, you can buy a player for that amount..
|April 9th, 2019 07:21|
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