Antonio Conte will leave Inter less than a week after guiding the Milan outfit to the Serie A crown, bringing the curtain down on a two-year stay at San Siro.
Why Conte has been sacked.
Even before the title was assured, Inter’s majority owners Suning Holdings Group and club chairman Steven Zhang had alluded to a financial overhaul in the Nerazzurri’s operations.Conte was believed to have been adamant about ensuring the nucleus of his squad remained unchanged, with deals for players such as Romelu Lukaku an essential priority.
However, management above him refused to offer such assurances, leading to several no-shows for media conferences from the coach, with assistant Cristian Stellini often deputising for post-match duties.
Conte has agreed a deal with the club’s owners which will see him paid €7m (£6m) for the final year of his contract.
The former Chelsea boss guided Inter to their first Serie A title in 11 years but was embroiled in a dispute with the club’s owners after they proposed a downsizing of his squad.