By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Antonio Conte has quit as Inter Milan boss just weeks after masterminding their first Serie A title win in nine years – with the Italian said to have grown frustrated with the club’s lack of financial resources.
Conte was reportedly hoping to spend big this summer in a bid to ensure the club retain their grip on the Scudetto, but the Nerazzurri are feeling the effects of the Covid pandemic and are being forced to cash in on a number of players.
Conte has recently been linked with Real Madrid, amid speculation Zinedine Zidane will leave this summer, and the vacancy at Tottenham.
Inter added that the decision to terminate the former Chelsea manager’s contract was mutual.
Despite helping Inter end Juventus’ dominance of the Italian top flight, there has been speculation over Conte’s future at the club for months.
Inter’s owner, the Chinese retail group Suning, is reportedly suffering financial pressure which is expected to lead to cost-cutting at the club and player sales this summer.
In February, Jiangsu FC, also owned by Suning, folded just three months after winning their first Chinese Super League title.
Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and current Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi have both been named by the Italian press as potential successors to Conte .