QS: Conte wants a job in Italy with Milan among three plausible options

By Oliver Fisher -

One of the topics dominating the Italian media at the moment is the future of Antonio Conte and whether a return to Serie A might be on the cards ahead of next season.

This morning’s Quotidiano Sportivo (via PianetaMilan) takes stock of Conte’s situation, given that he has been frequently linked with a number of different Italian clubs since he left Spurs.

They confirm that he wants to return to coaching in Italy, to be closer to his family (who live in Turin), and there are three plausible options for him in view of 2024-25.

Milan and Roma seem to be the most likely destinations for the Salento-born coach as per the paper. The Rossoneri most likely replace Stefano Pioli at the end of the season, while the Giallorossi consider Daniele De Rossi an interim choice.

A little further behind are Napoli, to whom Conte has already said ‘no’ twice to taking over this season, first from Rudi Garcia and then from the interim Walter Mazzarri. Aurelio De Laurentiis has other ideas in mind, such as Jose Mourinho and possibly even Pioli.

The option of a return to Juventus remains in the background too, an idea that, perhaps, would be perfect for him. However, with the excellent season that Massimiliano Allegri is having, a separation cannot be expected at the moment.

As we revealed earlier in the month, Conte is not considered a concrete option for Milan because of various factors and there are a couple of other names ahead of him.

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  1. Motta, Farioli and Italiano is a bigger risk than Conte.

    I’m not a fan of Conte but should Pioli go we need a coach who is better than Pioli and a coach who has achieved more.

    If not then there’s no point in replacing Pioli with someone who has less experience and achievements.

    The only exception are Xabi Alonso (if Bayer Leverkusen wins the league) or Michel (if Girona wins La Liga).

    1. Conte is great in the league but his track record in Europe is horrible because he has a loser mentality, he sucked with the same Juventus that allegri took to UCL final twice, he sucked at Chelsea, couldn’t beat a depleted Milan with spurs, couldn’t win the Europa league with an op inter, multiple times didn’t even go out of the UCL group stage. We can kiss any chance of decent performances in Europe goodbye with Conte, better keep pioli in that case

  2. Ugh, can you imagine Serie a where 3/4 top teams play negative football next season if Conte comes to us and Mourinho goes to Napoli. Inter play quite offensively in their 3-5-2, but Juventus, Milan and Napoli will be drab bus parkers. One of the league’s most exiting stars (Leao) will depart. But hey, at least the Conte/Mourinho show will be great for league ratings. 🙄🙄🙄

  3. I think Napoli will go full power after Pioli if he will be available. They were never the ones to play defensively in the last decade or so.

  4. No thanks. Let him go to Roma where he follow in Mourinho’s footsteps with that boring negative playstyle. Those guys are the past not the future.

  5. Milan should not settle for anyone less than Conte. The club deserves a quality coach who can do well in the domestic league. We need to start winning it a few times over the next 5 seasons. I would be fine with round of 16 Champions League as the minimum target in Europe, nothing less than this.

    1. Less than Conte? Who cares about domestic titles, the league is dead and it’s only a matter of years before the European super league forms to challenge the PL. Italy killed serie a and Conte can’t win in Europe

  6. I’d hate to be getting knocked out of the CL group stages /last 16 every season regardless of winning the scudetto. Farioli De Zerbe Motta are more suited to the modern game and the Milan style. Conte is to brutal. I refuse to accept him solely because he can win the league. Any good coach with this Milan squad should be among top 2 candidates to win the league.

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