Antonio Conte: ‘I will not manage this season’

Antonio Conte has explained he does not want to return to football management until the summer, rather than during the season.

The Italian was strongly linked with replacing Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid but that role has been handed to Santiago Solari with Conte hinting he would rather return to Serie A.

“Real Madrid? As I see it, it is better to wait until the end of the season than to take a train running now,” Conte explained to Sky Sports.

“I want to wait for June and start again with a new project. In three months I could change my mind and deny everything, but I've always thought of it this way.

“If I think about the fact that I could train Ronaldo? No, I do not think about It, I'm happy with the players I've trained and the things I've won.

“Return to Juventus? The club continues to grow and is doing a great job at the business level, with huge purchases and a great deal for Allegri.

“Of course, I am Italian and I like to live and train in Italy, obviously, at the moment there is an incredible dominance of Juventus, but the pursuers are they are strengthening year after year.”

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