Antonio Conte is reportedly not convinced about Inter’s plan to cut costs in 2021-22 and could terminate his contract at the Giuseppe Meazza.
La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport report the coach is edging closer to terminating his contract with the Nerazzurri and bid farewell to the Italian champions.
Inter President Steven Zhang has planned to cut costs at the Giuseppe Meazza and Il Corriere dello Sport claims he wants to sell for €90m and cut salaries by 15 per cent.
The coach is less and less convinced, according to the reports, but has yet to meet with the patron after the season. However, the contact and dialogue has continued over the phone and at this point it seems like the former Juventus tactician will leave.
Lawyer Angelo Capellini, who deals with negotiations and contracts, has been at Inter’s headquarters two days in a row to fuel the speculation over a farewell scenario by terminating the agreement expiring in 2022.
Conte could enjoy another year away from football with severance pay or embark on a new adventure.
Inter will at that point be looking for a new coach and the newspapers claim Massimiliano Allegri could be an option to replace Conte at San Siro.
Sinisa Mihajlovic, Paulo Fonseca and Maurizio Sarri are also mentioned as possible candidates for the job.
Il Corriere dello Sport highlights Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new coach and could make a move for the former Chelsea boss.