West Ham linked with another Italian boss

conte2Jason Burt writing in yesterday’s Telegraph has suggested West Ham have been in contact with representatives of current national Italian manager Antonio Conte but he wants to remain in post for the Euro 2016 tournament.

Burt claims “Intriguingly there is also understood to have been some contact from West Ham with Antonio Conte, the former Juventus coach, but he intends to remain as the coach of Italy until the conclusion of Euro 2016.”

A few months ago Burt suggested Conte was considering quitting Italy after receiving death threats via social media from Juventus fans. Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles with Juve before succeeding Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach after the World Cup failure. Prandelli was also linked to West Ham earlier this week although the Hammers are thought to have rejected a move from his representatives.


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4 comments on “West Ham linked with another Italian boss

  1. Tomorrow he will be second favourite,and another Italian will be in the frame Matte do you want the job ?
    Then wetpants.com can google you Matte

    • ahah… thanks Bubs, why not? I’ve got my clear football philosophy: first of all long balls, lone tall striker, strong defense, “respect the point” at all costs, Nolan since the first minute for 38 matches, I would forget the young players (I would prefer the experience of O’Brien, Nolan, Demel, Jussi, etc.), quality players on the bench and above all… Stability, Stability and Stability. lol 🙂

  2. The same Jason Burt that said Hippo head had ‘rejected’ a new 2 year deal and then got absolutely mugged off on that football chit chat show (I don’t have sky I haven’t got a scooby what the program is called). This story smells of **** to me and all this managerial talk is just tediously long. KLOPP, ANCHOLOTTI, EMERY, FDB, BIELSA just ask one of them for Christ sake all of their CV’s prove they are no mugs

  3. Ooh… finally a very interesting Italian manager, maybe the best of our managers. 5 years ago Juve were a mediocre team, then Conte became their manager and he turned the club upside down: he brought a clear, modern football philosophy, entertaining football and victories. He is a leader, he has charisma and I’m sure he could be the right person. My personal vote: a big YES. lol

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