Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has acknowledged his desire to lead Roma or Napoli. He also spoke about his many disagreements with Jose Mourinho, Roma’s current manager.
After quitting his position at Tottenham after 18 months in north London, the Italian has been out of football for six months. Now that Rudi Garcia is under fire at the Serie A champions, the accomplished and incredibly successful coach is being mentioned as a possible replacement.
After helping Napoli win their first league championship in 32 years, Luciano Spalletti left the team at the conclusion of the previous campaign. Garcia took over as manager after him, but they have had a disappointing start to the season with just 14 points through their first eight league games and no victories in the Champions League.
Former Italy national team coach Conte has won many Serie A championships as the manager of Juventus and Inter, but his future seems to be in his native country after stints in the Premier League with Chelsea and Tottenham. He has recently expressed a wish to go back to Italy.
“Roma and Napoli are clubs that I’d like to try for the passion fans have,” Conte remarked of Roma and Napoli in an interview with Rai TV shows. I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to experience this one day.
He also said that he wouldn’t accept a job in the middle of the campaign since the circumstances at the club could not be ideal, which was a slight jab at his last hiring as Tottenham’s head coach in 2021.
Conte also discussed his frequent arguments with Mourinho, the current manager of Roma, saying that the Portuguese once told him, “I’ll see you in my office. Never forget that I’m a street kid.” He concluded.