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Inter Milan president reveals the reasons for the departure of Antonio Conte

Inter Milan president Stephen Zhang revealed the reason for the sudden departure of coach Antonio Conte from the Italian league champion in the 2021 season.

Antonio Conte left Inter Milan a few days after winning the Serie A title this season 2020-2021, which came as a shock to the Nerazzurri fans, especially as the team began to move on the right path under his leadership.

Zhang said, in statements to the Italian newspaper, “Gazzetta dello Sport”, that the austerity plans are the reason and our different views on the situation led to Conte’s departure, noting that the Corona pandemic put the club in a financial crisis, which necessitated reducing costs, explaining that this step has its impact. On the club's strategy in the transfer market.

The Chinese businessman explained that this was not the decisive criterion for Conte, but it was also for the club and Conte is an excellent coach, but as president of the club, I must think about the club's ability to withstand.

And Inter Milan announced last Thursday that Simeone Inzaghi, coach of Lazio, had taken over the coaching team, replacing Conte.

Antonio Conte played with Inter Milan 102 matches, winning 64 matches, drawing 23 matches, and losing only 15 matches, with an average score of 2.11 points per match.

In the past season, he led his team 38 games, scored 89 goals, 63 assists, received 35 goals, and 6 matches in the European Champions League, during which he scored 7 goals and received 9 assists, and his players made 6 assists.

Last season, he played 38 matches in the league, scoring 81 goals, 57 assists, and receiving 36 goals. In the European League, Conte played 6 matches, scored 15 goals, received 5 and made 10 assists.

Antonio Conte became the first coach to win the Serie A title before the end of the season with two or more rounds with two different teams, since the start of calculating the result of winning by 3 points in the competition starting from the 1994/1995 season.

Antonio Conte became the fifth coach with the most titles in the Serie A, with his fourth title as a coach, behind only Giovanni Trapattoni (7), Massimiliano Allegri (6), Fabio Capello (5) and Marcelo Lippi (5) as the most decorated coaches in Calcio, while he is in Conte with Trapattoni in being the only coaches who won the Italian League title with Juventus and Inter Milan.