Antonio Conte denies talk that he will resign from the Azzurri bench, saying that he intends to ‘reach the end’ of his contract.
The Italia Coach entered talks with FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio today, after being forced to cancel his project for Azzurro training camps because of the clubs’ reluctance to release their players.
Emerging from this evening’s talks, the CT looked to dispel some of the gloom over his future.
“I find myself talking about a unique and unexpected situation. I can only repeat what I have always said,” began the former Juventus boss to reporters.
“I started on a path with the national team and I am happy with it.
“I hope this spells the end of all the rumours on whether I'll make it to 2016 or not.
“Let's try working with the knowledge on all sides that there are difficulties, but there is also the enthusiasm to do something unexpected.
“I'll reach the end of my contract, whether certain people like it or not.”
Tavecchio is also quoted as saying: “We invested very much in Conte, what you hear is just talk.
“He will have to make do with his resources, but we want to renew his contract, not cancel it.”