Antonio Conte has confirmed that he will not move to Roma this summer, leaving Juventus, Inter and Milan to battle it out.
Roma seemed to be furthest forward in the race to end Conte’s sabbatical, even offering him a €9.5m salary, with Francesco Totti declaring the Coach as a ‘winner’.
However, the former Chelsea boss admitted ‘the conditions aren’t there’ for him to take charge of the Giallorossi, while keeping his door open to Juve, Inter and Milan.
“Marriages are two way,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I think Juventus have started a path and I think they’re very happy with Allegri, who has certainly continued my work and is doing very well. You never know what tomorrow brings.
“Today, if someone calls me, I know I have to impose my ideas of football, with my methods, because I’m very strict with myself.
“I don’t micromanage, neither do I think a Coach’s objective is to do as little damage as possible.
“If clubs think that, they shouldn’t call me. After that, I have a problem: victory: winning. That’s the objective of my work. That applies to any team, not just Inter or Milan.
“I must have the perception that I can beat anyone and I must feel that winning is possible, otherwise I can stay as I am without any problems.
“I fell in love with Rome, spending a lot of time there in my two years as CT.
“At the Olimpico you feel the passion of the fans, who live football with a particular intensity, who go mad for Roma and live for them.
“It has a passionate atmosphere that envelops you. Right now the conditions aren’t there, but I think I’ll coach Roma one day in the future.”
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