Antonio Conte: “Someday, I’d like to coach a team that has recently won.”

After days of speculation linking him to the Napoli job, Antonio Conte was recently giving a talk at a festival organised in Trento by Gazzetta.

As reported by Gianluca di Marzio, Conte said: “One day I’d like to coach a team that has recently won… Because for example I took Chelsea back from seventh place, Juve after seventh.”

Conte didn’t specifically mention Tottenham, but they were his latest venture as a manager. Conte was unable to win any silverware with the English club, a rare disappointment for the Italian.

He will perhaps feel worse now after seeing how new coach Ange Postecoglu has managed to transform the London side into early Premier League toppers.

Conte spoke about many topics in his talk. He mentioned how a club having a winning history is something that you can feel at the training ground. Being surrounded by trophies in the cabinet and all of the staff being used to success is something invaluable.

Again, at Tottenham this winning culture was missing. The 54-year-old only lasted a year and a half before both parties realised that the relationship could not continue.

Conte has said that he doesn’t want to rush back into management, but when he does he will be ready and hungrier than ever.

Japtej Ghura | GIFN

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