Inter head coach Antonio Conte has said that he won’t hesitate to leave the Serie A outfit, if the hierarchy are not pleased with his efforts with the first-team squad.
The Nerazzurri appointed Conte as their new head coach last summer and they made an impressive beginning to the campaign as they held the number one spot for a number of gameweeks.
However, their form during the backend of the campaign has been average by their high standards and crucial defeats to Juventus and Lazio earlier in March have put them in the backfoot in the pursuit of the Scudetto.
Since the restart after the COVID-19 break last month, the Nerazzurri have picked up only four wins from their seven matches and they are currently eight points adrift of the Bianconeri with six games to play.
As a result, their prospects of winning the league title are appear slim, and Conte has indicated that it will take time for the club to return to their glory days in the Serie A.
“I was called to Inter for a three-year project, to bring them back where they deserve to be. Inevitably, that takes time. I came here with so much enthusiasm. I have faith,” He told Sky Italia.
The former Chelsea boss added that he has plenty of time left on his contract to change the club’s fortunes, but would happily step down from the role, if the board are not content with his work.
“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. If they’re not happy with the job I’m doing then I won’t hesitate to step aside,” He further told.
The Nerazzurri recently ended a two-match winless run with a 3-1 comeback win over Torino at home. The visitors took the lead through captain Andrea Belotti in the 17th minute.
However, the hosts turned the game in the second half with three goals in the space of 14 minutes. Ashley Young, Diego Godin and Lautaro Martinez found the back of the net.
The victory has seen them jump to the second spot on the table for the first time in 10 gameweeks. They are scheduled to face bottom club SPAL on the road on Thursday night.
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