Serie A giants Inter Milan have revealed that they have parted ways with coach Luciano Spalletti after a turbulent season.
Reports suggest they are in talks with former Juventus manager Antonio Conte to take over as Spalletti’s replacement.
The club confirmed the move in a statement they released earlier today on Twitter.
“FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Luciano Spalletti is no longer head coach of the first team. The club wishes to thank Spalletti for his work and the results achieved together.”
Spalletti did not have the greatest of stints at Inter. He took charge of the side in 2017, but failed to inspire them to success. However, he did manage to bring them back into the Champions League for the first time in six years in the 2017/18 season.
Antonio Conte to replace Luciano Spalletti
Speculation has been rife regarding Spalletti’s future all season. Reports had emerged a month ago that Inter were lining up Conte to take over from the former Roma manager.
Now, it appears those rumours were true and Conte is set to take the helm at the San Siro. The former Chelsea coach has been out of management since being sacked by the Blues at the start of the current campaign.
FC Internazionale Milano comunica che Luciano Spalletti non ricopre più il ruolo di allenatore della Prima Squadra.
Il Club ringrazia il tecnico per il lavoro svolto e per il percorso compiuto insieme. #FCIM
— Inter (@Inter) May 30, 2019
While he has been linked with a number of top clubs, Conte always expressed his desire to return to Italy and that seems to be the case right now.
Conte will sign a three-year contract with the club and has already drawn up a list of targets he wants the side to sign in the summer.
These include underfire Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea flop Victor Moses.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what Spalletti’s course of action is. Will he opt for a break from management or will he be coveted by some of the top clubs in Europe? Only time will tell.