Monday June 10 2019
Inter poach Real Madrid fitness coach

Antonio Conte and Inter have reportedly poached Real Madrid conditioning coach Antonio Pintus, who did not get along with Zinedine Zidane.

According to the Corriere dello Sport and Marca, Italian Pintus had an increasingly tense rapport with the club, particularly under Julen Lopetegui and Zidane.

There was a brief respite in which he became more central to the project when Santiago Solari was on the bench.

Pintus has already worked with Conte at Juventus and Chelsea, while previous clubs include Olympique Marseille and Palermo.

His contract was due to run until June 2020, but it seems as if he’ll terminate it early by mutual consent so he can join Inter.

The Nerazzurri suffered with multiple muscular injuries this season, so would welcome a conditioning coach to work on fitness levels.