Antonio Conte officially left Inter Milan. Unacceptable Nerazzurri fans protested against club owner Stevan Zhang.
Conte and Inter finally parted ways on Thursday (27/5/2021). The news was conveyed by the La Beneamata camp on the club’s official account.
The club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work he has done, culminating in the achievement of the nineteenth Scudetto,” read an official Inter statement.
” Antonio Conte will remain forever in the history of our club,” read an official statement from Inter Milan.
This announcement concludes the story of Antonio Conte with Inter that has been going on since 2019. The 51-year-old coach successfully presented the Italian League title this season, as well as quenching the thirst for the Nerazzurri title for almost a decade.
Conte’s departure from Inter was met with disappointment from the Tifosi. They did not accept that the former Juventus coach left his club when the fans were still affectionate with the coach.
Inter supporters then targeted the club president, Stevan Zhang. The Chinese businessman is held responsible for Conte’s departure from Giuseppe Meazza.
Previously, Conte was reportedly at odds with Zhang. He is not guaranteed a disbursement of funds to strengthen the squad for next season, because the club is saving money to save the club’s finances which are in crisis
Launching La Gazzetta Dello Sport, disappointed Inter fans then put up a banner protesting Zhang outside the club headquarters. They urged the shareholder in Suning Group to leave Milan.
“Zhang take your responsibility or leave our city,” read the protest banner spread by the Inter campaign signed by the Curva Nord line, quoted from La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Inter Milan has not announced the name of a replacement for Antonio Conte. Lazio coach, Simone Inzaghi, is said to be a candidate for tactics who will handle Romelu Lukaku et al.
Inter Milan Official Statement After Parting With Antonio Conte
The departure of Antonio Conte has been confirmed by Inter Milan through his official release on Wednesday (26/5/2021) night. In this release, Inter Milan stated that the separation with Conte occurred by mutual agreement. Register email Cause Inter Milan and Conte split According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the separation between Inter Milan and Conte occurred because of differences in principle. Inter plans to make savings. In addition to cutting player salaries, they will also sell some players to collect 80 million euros (around Rp 1.3 trillion).
This was forced to do by La Beneamata to save the club from the financial crisis. On the other hand, Conte wants new players and a clear project to become champions again. Thus, it ends the relationship between Inter Milan and Antonio Conte which has been built for two seasons. In the first year, Conte was only able to bring Inter Milan to finish in second place in Serie A and the Europa League. Also read: Antonio Conte Dedicates the Inter Milan Scudetto to Himself, However, in the following season, Conte managed to present the 2020-2021 Italian League title for Inter Milan. It was the 19th scudetto for Inter Milan and the first in 11 years. Before this, Il Biscione’s last Serie A champion was in the 2009-2010 season when he was still being coached by Jose Mourinho. Simone Inzaghi and Massimiliano Allegri are favorites to become Conte’s successors at Inter Milan.