Conte Plays Coy About Reports Linking Him to Napoli

Antonio Conte took part in the celebration for the Agnelli family’s centenary in Turin and was quizzed about his potential appointment by Napoli, which are mulling a coaching change, by Sky.

“It’s necessary to have great respect and education at all times. I’m enjoying my family for now. I made a precise choice when I decided to stop with Tottenham. My will is to rest a little. Then anything can happen during your journey.”

According to Mediaset, Aurelio De Laurentiis would quickly fire Rudi Garcia if Conte accepted to take over. From an economic standpoint, the Partenopei would be able to save on taxes on his wages if they waited until November due to a technicality. That may very well happen.

Per Il Mattino, the former Italy and Tottenham boss asks for a three-year contract with a €8M wages. The only viable alternative is Igor Tudor at this stage. Garcia stays for now despite the blatant lack of trust. De Laurentiis won’t change just for the sake of it.

Our Take on Conte and Napoli

It’d be the only way to amend quickly and brilliantly last summer’s mistake. While he has specialized in 3-5-2 or something close to it, he used 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 early in his career. On the other hand, his salary would be unprecedentedly rich for the Azzurri. Still, they reportedly had lodged a similarly large offer to Luis Enrique in the summer.

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