Antonio Conte: ‘If Inter want me to leave, I won’t hesitate to step aside’

Internazionale‘s Antonio Conte has claimed he will not hesitate to leave the club if the board are unhappy with his performances. He also insisted he is very committed to the club and says he wants to complete his three-year project at the club amid question marks over his future.

Conte joined Inter at the start of the season after successful spells with Chelsea and Juventus. After a great start to the season, Inter have dropped down the table and are now eight points behind league leaders Juventus. The Nerazzurri did however move into second place after they beat Torino 3-1 on Monday, having the same total points as Lazio.

“I was called to Inter for a three-year project, to bring them back where they deserve to be,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “Inevitably, that takes time. I came here with so much enthusiasm. I have faith. I started a three-year project and [my contract] lasts three years. After that, if they want to extend my contract… I’m happy.”

“If everyone’s happy with the job I’m doing, and I think that’s the case right now, from what I’ve been told, then I don’t see why we shouldn’t go on”, he added. “If they’re not happy with the job I’m doing then I won’t hesitate to step aside.” Last week rumours emerged that former Juventus and AC Milan boss Massimo Allegri would be ready to step in at Inter next season.