Football NewsInter president Steven Zhang revealed why Antonio Conte left his post
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The San Siro chef says the decision to part ways with the Italian boss was made to protect the club’s solidity.


Different views led to parting

The Inter president revealed why Antonio Conte left his post with the Serie A champions, admitting that their different views led to the breakup. Antonio left San Siro by mutual agreement on May 26, completing his two-year period with the Nerazzurri, who stormed their first in 11 years Scudetto under the Italian last season. Antonio reportedly left Inter after being told they needed to sell a number of first-team players to cut costs, and Zhang has now confirmed that he is not prepared to compromise amid the financial uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.


What did Steven say about Antonio Conte?

From the first moment they took over Inter, they thought Antonio would be the best coach for their project, San Siro president said of the manager being replaced by ex-boss Lazio Simone Inzaghi. Two years ago, they finally managed to get him to the Nerazzurri. Steven was and remains convinced that Antonio is a winning coach and this is the reason that led them to invest so much in him and the team over the past two years. Last summer, the pandemic hit their bottom line hard, but they continued with it, focusing on the season convinced they could win.

The decision was correct, but now the bill introduced by the pandemic is such that they cannot help but consider the situation, looking for savings that will lead to the future budget balance. According to Steven, they must cut costs and control risks. Obviously, this also affects the transfer market strategy. their different views of the situation led to a disconnect. What was not fundamental for him was for the club, and vice versa. Antonio Conte is a top coach, but as president, according to Zhang, he has to think about the solidity of the club.