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Ex-assistant admits Conte ‘could accept Milan’ but hints at need for ‘investments’

Antonio Conte’s trusted assistant Angelo Alessio has admitted that the head coach could be tempted by the AC Milan job, as long as the project were right.

Having coached rivals Juventus and Inter, Conte has often been linked with the Milan job especially in times when Stefano Pioli’s position as manager has looked under threat. He remains out of work after leaving Spurs, something that a loss to the Rossoneri in the Champions League seemed to accelerate.

Alessio was Conte’s right-hand man from his beginnings with Siena right up to his experience at Chelsea, but in January 2019 he confirmed his intention to start a career of his own as a head coach, thus effectively ending his long-time collaboration with Conte.

He gave an interview to Tuttosport about what the future holds for the former Juventus and Inter boss, failing to rule out that he might complete the ‘big three’ by coaching Milan one day.

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“This year he also said publicly that he will stay put. In the summer many will certainly be looking for him both in Italy both abroad. We’re talking about an extraordinary coach. Whoever signs him gets a bargain,” he said (via MilanNews).

We’re talking about Milan, right?

“We need to understand well how foreign ownerships think in terms of investments and objectives. He is certainly a great professional and has always said over the years that he would have no foreclosures when it comes to an important project.

“How it went at Inter, he could accept Milan or go elsewhere. At the moment I see few benches available at his level, but it’s early.”

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