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Conte: ‘I’ll take advantage of the period to be with my family’

Mon 21 June 2021 | 12:10

Antonio Conte has decided to take an "unwanted" year off after delivering the long-awaited Serie A title glory to Inter.

Antonio Conte

was able to deliver the long-awaited Serie A title glory to


last season after 11 years. He has now revealed that he is going to take an “unwanted” year off from coaching in 2021/22 after leaving Inter.

Conte stepped down after that success and despite being linked with


, he has decided to recharge his batteries during a 12-month sabbatical.

Conte told

Radio Anch’io Sport


"It will be a year in which I will try to study and continue to investigate certain situations.

"I want to make the most of this unwanted situation, but that’s OK, I’ll take advantage of the period to be with my family and to watch football, which always evolves and goes on."

Christian Eriksen

, who was one of those that enjoyed title success under Conte last season, headed off on

Euro 2020

after a productive domestic campaign but suffered cardiac arrest in his first outing at the tournament. He has been recently released from the hospital after having a heart defibrillator fitted.

Conte said:

"Those were horrible moments that I lived alone. In the world of football, seeing such a situation makes you feel bad.

"I had the chance to live in close contact with Christian and seeing him [collapse] with open eyes made me feel bad, it really hit me.

"I’m happy that it has been resolved, that’s the most important thing. I thank all the teammates for what they have done and for the composure they had.

"We must be prepared and whoever intervened were. I wish Christian to stay calm, with the family, then there will be time for other evaluations. Football comes later."

source: SportMob