Inter unveil Conte as new boss

Inter Milan have confirmed the appointment of former Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte, a day after parting ways with former boss Luciano Spalletti.

Conte, 49, completes his return to management after being sacked by Premier League outfit Chelsea in July 2018.

The former Italy boss, who was involved in a 10-month legal battle with the Blues over severance payments following his dismissal from Stamford Bridge, has been tasked with restoring the Serie A giants to their past glories after the club's hierarchy reportedly lost faith in Spalletti.

Inter took to their social media accounts to announce Conte's appointment.

"I'm sure that Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches out there," Inter President Steven Zhang said in a club statement.

"I'm certain that he'll help us achieve our objective and fulfil our mission, one which has always remained the same: to make this club one of the best in the world again."

Conte, who is no stranger to Italy's top flight, having won five league titles as a player and three as a manager with Juventus, explained why he undertook the challenge with the Nerazzurri.

"A new chapter in my life is beginning, I'm really excited," he said via the club's official website.

"Through my work, I'll try to repay all of the trust that the president and directors have placed in me.

"I have chosen Inter because of the club it is, because of the project's sound basis and how ambitious it is.

"Because of Inter's history. I was struck by the club's transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs."

 

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