Antonio Conte has reportedly agreed terms with Inter Milan to become their new manager this summer.
The Italian has been out of work for almost a year following his sacking by Chelsea last summer after their less than impressive fifth place finish and a number of disagreements with the club’s hierarchy.
However, it looks as though he could be set for a return to the dugout sooner rather than later, with the Guardian reporting that he has agreed terms with Inter Milan, and is close to penning a deal which will keep him at the San Siro for ‘three or four years’.
Conte has a good relationship with Inter Chief Executive Beppe Marotta with whom he worked with during his spell as Juventus manager between 2014-2016, steering the Bianconeri to three successive league titles.
He had been linked with a return to Juventus following the announcement that Massimiliano Allegri is to step down as the club’s head coach this summer, though reports have suggested that the Serie A champions could turn their attention to current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, the man who replaced Conte in the Stamford Bridge dugout last summer.
During his time in the Premier League, Conte won the league title at a canter in his first season before adding the FA Cup to his collection in his second and final year at the club.
Inter Milan have been linked with moves for Manchester United duo Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, with Conte having been keen on taking Lukaku to Chelsea before the Red Devils agreed a £75m move for the then Everton striker.