Antonio Conte has explained why he left Inter, and has insisted that he did not reject Tottenham for economic reasons.
Conte left Inter just days after winning the Serie A title with the Nerazzurri, surprising many people and fans.
Inter president Steven Zhang had explained the Italian’s departure, saying: “Our differing views on the situation are leading us to division. What was not essential to him was to the club. And vice versa. Conte is a great coach, but as president, I have to think about the sustainability of this club.”
After a brief break in Ibiza, Conte, who returned to Milan, criticized the Inter president, contradicting his statements.
“What I can say is that my project has never changed, but it would be absurd to discuss this now. I do not want to create controversy or talk about transfers. I respect Zhang and thanked him for choosing me. “I love Inter, the club and the fans,” said Conte.
The former Juventus and Chelsea coach was close to being named the new Tottenham manager, but talks between him and the London club failed.
He insisted that he never made decisions based on money.
“In general, I like challenges and I have accepted many of them during my career. But when a project does not convince me, I prefer not to accept the offer despite the money,” he added.