The Importance of Conte in Serie A Success

A sleeping beast is the term used to describe Inter Milan by many – a club enriched in history and success, yet one that hasn’t seen much of it since the glory title and champions league winning spell of Jose Mourinho. But under the relatively new guidance of Antonio Conte, Inter appear like all is beginning to click.

The manager’s impact has been absolutely essential. Having almost departed the club in light of Europa League final defeat to Sevilla last season, the Italian mastermind has come back this season with a vengeance. Topping Serie A after a victory in the Milan derby last time out, Inter appear to be firing on all cylinders. 

But this is no fluke from Conte, none whatsoever. Although they started the league as a general second favourites with most bookies at, Inter Milan have proven that they are no longer playing second fiddle to the Old lady in Turin. They really are the side to beat. 

Conte started the domination of Serie A with Juventus – a period that saw them win title after title. He turned around a club that had fallen from grace in light of match fixing scandals, to one of Europe’s elite. And for those who thought that was an easy task, we move on to Chelsea. Again, he took a team that had struggled in the couple of seasons prior and turned them into title winners in his first season – no mean feat in the most competitive league in the world, a league containing Manchester City, to name just one. 

His time at Inter has been revolutionary. Deploying his much-loved 3-5-2 formation, with wing backs bombing on, he’s given space and freedom to the creative attacking duo of Lukaku and Martinez. Just like he did at both Chelsea and Juventus, he’s taken a team that had been starved of sustained success and transformed them into genuine contenders on all fronts. 

His passion, dedication and drive for success is clear for all to see. But, most importantly for Inter fans, his results are too. This could be the start of a very special dynasty, for one of the world’s most under-rated, under-stated, but very special managers.

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