Milan Tipped to Appoint Conte at the End of the Season

Milan have reportedly decided to move on from Stefano Pioli next summer and replace him with Antonio Conte. The former Tottenham gaffer was rumored to be keen on taking over the Rossoneri while Napoli courted him in recent months. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was key in the decision, TeleLombardia relays (via Calciomercato).

The current coach has just a year and change on his contract. Therefore, his exit could come naturally at the end of the campaign. The club would need to hand him a new deal to continue together. He’s been on the hot seat multiple times since the shake-up within their management, and also beforehand.

According to the outlet, it won’t be hard for Milan and Conte to reach an agreement on personal terms. The gaffer would gladly accept their conditions as he’s eager to return to Serie A.

The boss passed on the opportunity to manage Napoli multiple times. They also want him for next season. Per Sportitalia’s Michele Criscitiello (via OneFootball), he’d pick them over other destinations if given the chance. The Rossoneri have Thiago Motta as a solid alternative.

Our Take on Milan and Conte

The rumors about Pioli resurface after every lousy performance. Only winning the Europa League or somehow re-opening the title race could save him this time. They’d be quite headstrong at the top with him and Ibrahimovic at the helm, a major concession for an American ownership.

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