“Conte Too Smart To Take Milan Job”

Antonio Conte is a “smart guy” and would not walk away from Chelsea to take the AC Milan reins, says Massimo Moratti.

Having previously admitted that he intends to head home at some stage, the Blues’ Italian boss is now being linked with every high-profile post which becomes available.

Conte was previously touted for a second spell in charge of the Italy national side, following their failure to reach the 2018 World Cup, while the departure of Vincenzo Montella in Milan has seen his name thrown into the hat at the San Siro.

Former Inter chairman Moratti is not convinced a move will be made, though, with a man who tasted Premier League title success in 2016-17 a better fit for the Nerazzurri than the Rossoneri.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport on Conte: “He is a great manager, the only difference with [Luciano] Spalletti is that Spalletti has yet to win a Serie A title, Conte has already won league titles in Italy and in England.

“If he’d joined Inter and failed it would have been Inter’s fault.

“A move to AC Milan? No, I don’t think so, he is a smart guy.”

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