Friday August 21 2020
Allegri favourite for post-Conte Inter

If Antonio Conte and Inter do part company next week, as is increasingly likely, then Max Allegri is reportedly the favourite to take over.

Conte gave more comments after the 3-2 Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla that suggest his time at the club is up, just one year into the experience.

“Now we have to get back to Milan, will take two or three days off, then with cool heads will meet. It’s only right that we analyse the entire season, look at everything in a very calm way, and try to plan the future of Inter, whether it’s with or without me,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I don’t know. We worked hard, it was a very tough season in many ways, so it’s only right to take a little rest, face the situations and make the decision that is best for Inter. There is absolutely no bitterness. There might be different views on things, but we’ll evaluate everything.

“It has been difficult and we’ll figure things out. It has been wonderful for me to be the coach of Inter, I thank the owners who allowed me to go through this great experience.”

According to Sky Sport Italia, the hot favourite to take over from Conte if they do decide to part ways is Allegri.

It’s not entirely an unfamiliar situation, as Allegri replaced Conte two days into pre-season training at Juventus in the 2014-15 season and went on to win five consecutive Serie A titles.

He was hired by Beppe Marotta, who is now the general manager at Inter.