Sconcerti: “Antonio Conte is a cultured coach”

Sat 06 March 2021 | 12:14

Antonio Conte’s wisdom and intelligence are being taken for granted, according to the Italian journalist.

Antonio Conte

is regarded as a passionate and instinctive person who quickly responds to any disagreement with his point of view.

According to

Mario Sconcerti

, however, the Nerazzurri boss has a completely different character and is like Italy’s two former coaches who won World Cup.

In quotes carried by


, Sconcerti said: “

A week ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Conte.

“There were three of us from Corriere della Sera, two at Appiano Gentile and myself on the phone.

“I will not talk about the interview because it came out last Sunday, but I’ll talk about the different impression that Conte made on me.

“He is a man with confidence in himself, he is reasoned, has explained tranquillity and is not just instinctive.

“He does not deny that after games he can be a bit on edge and often quarrelsome, however he makes it clear that there is much more behind him.

“It is not fair to judge a person based on a stressful moment.

“I must say that in the twenty or so times that I happened to meet him in life or for work, I had the sensation of this different depth that did not add up with the extreme version of him we see on the bench.

“I have now found the confirmation that Conte is a coach who is not like a footballer.

“I would say he is a coach who goes far beyond impressions and management of the pitch.

“He is someone who loves to do a lot and who judges himself every time.

“An atypical term comes to me: it seems to me that he is a cultured coach.

“Before I would say I have only said this about Enzo Bearzot, Nils Liedholm and Marcello Lippi.”

The 51-year-old tactician has joined Inter in 2019 and is leading them to their first

Serie A

title in over a decade this season after their 2-1 victory over


on Thursday. Conte has led the team in 88 matches this season with 53 wins. He is known as a coach who made the Nerazzurri stronger since he started his reign.

source: SportMob
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