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Antonio Conte nears managerial return

Former Chelsea FC manager ge Antonio Conte is close to a return to management following significant headway in negotiation with Italian outfit Napoli SC.

Recent reports indicate that an agreement on financial terms has been reached with renowned coach Antonio Conte.

According to sources cited by CalcioNapoli, negotiations between Napoli and Conte have advanced to a point where a breakthrough has been achieved.

Initially, there were uncertainties whether Antonio Conte will accept Napoli’s proposal. However, the deadlock seems to have been broken, potentially opening the doors for a potential announcement.

The reported agreement entails a lucrative three-year contract, with Conte set to earn €6.5 million per season. Moreover, it’s understood that Conte will wield considerable influence over player recruitment decisions, a testament to Napoli’s confidence in his managerial abilities.

In embracing this approach, Napoli’s CEO Aurelio de Laurentiis has purportedly agreed to refrain from direct involvement in football-related matters, allowing Conte the autonomy he desires.

Amidst negotiations with Conte, Napoli had reportedly considered alternative managerial options, including Vincenzo Italiano, Stefano Pioli, and Gian Piero Gasperini.

However, it appears that the club’s attention has now firmly shifted towards finalizing a deal with Conte, signaling a potentially exciting new chapter for Napoli under his stewardship.

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