Over the years, Milan have had several managers, eventually (at least so far) finding their perfect match with Stefano Pioli. Antonio Conte, now at Inter, was one of the managers considered during the Silvio Berlusconi era.
Adriano Galliani, the former CEO of the Rossoneri, was present at Inter’s training ground earlier today for the friendly between the Netazzzurri and Monza. In an interview with Sky Italia (via MilanLive), he revealed the details on his Conte attempt.
“Conte at Milan? There have been contacts, we talked about it. But it was during the last years of our management. If it had been before, I would have convinced him to sign…,” he stated.
As highlighted by MilanLive, Galliani is probably referring to the summer of 2015, when Conte was in charge of the Italian national team. The latter was tempted to return to club football earlier than expected, with Milan being one of the options.
However, instead the Rossoneri went with Sinisa Mihajlovic, who was sacked before the 2015/16 season could come to an end. So that’s the story of how Conte could have arrived on the Milan bench, and who knows what difference it could have made.