Tuesday August 25 2020
Inter: Zhang meets with Conte today

Decisive hours at Inter, as President Steven Zhang will meet with coach Antonio Conte today, to discuss the future at San Siro.

The Nerazzurri coach admitted his future was not certain after the Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla last Friday, and Sky Sport Italia reveals the President will meet face to face with the former Italy CT today.

The report claims Inter will not be able to promise Conte substantial investments on the transfer market and will be on a budget given the current financial situation.

Even if Zhang wants to continue with Conte, the broadcaster explains he will not be able to satisfy the coach’s requests unless they are economically sustainable.

Conte lifted Inter to second in Serie A 2019-20, helped the squad to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and finished runners-up in the Europa League.

Il Corriere dello Sport claims the patron believes in peace and has not abandoned the idea of being able to find a way to heal the current wound.

The newspaper claims CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio will not attend the meeting but could be called in and involved if there are possibilities to continue the collaboration.

Yesterday, Tuttosport claimed Roma could offer Ausilio the vacant position as sporting director in the Italian capital, as Conte seems opposed to stay in Milan with Marotta and the director still in place.

But Conte will have to compromise on the reported requests for reinforcements to take the next step and it could be up to the coach himself to decide to stay on.

Gianluca Di Marzio writes that we are entering decisive hours for the coach, who could face the sack or end up terminating the contract by mutual consent.

Massimiliano Allegri seems to be the solution should Conte leave the Beneamata after only one season, as reports in Italian media claim the former Milan and Juventus coach wants the Inter job over a move to Paris Saint-Germain