Antonio Conte has revealed that he will not be taking the Real Madrid job this season, and has hinted at a break until next summer.
Sky Sports News claimed last month that Conte, who has held talks with the LaLiga giants, “feels the project is not right for him” and has withdrawn himself from the running.
The Italian was linked with the role after the sacking of Lopetegui following Real’s 5-1 thrashing by Barcelona.
After leaving Chelsea in the summer the 49-year-old’s contractual obligations only apply to managing a club in England this season, meaning he would be free to join a foreign club mid-season.
Now, Conte has lifted the lid on his future, confirming reports that he is not keen on the idea of taking control of a club mid-season. “Real Madrid? As I see it, it is better to wait until the end of the season than to take a train running now,” the Italian tactician said.
“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.”
He also went on to discuss a possible return to Juventus or LaLiga: “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. 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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