TURIN – On social media, the presence of Antonio Conte on the stands of the Turin Olympic Stadium did not go unnoticed for the big match of the day between granata and Milan. In the last hours, Conte has been approached with insistence to the bench of the Rome but in the last months he had been indicated also as possible substitute of Gattuso in case of exoneration of the calabrese technician.
Antonio Conte courted by Milan and Rome. Former Chelsea coach talking to Petrachi.
After the defeat of Turin, Gattuso's bench returned to shake dangerously and his destiny is linked to Milan's Champions League qualification, a goal that is now fading because the Rossoneri have been overtaken by the Giallorossi in the standings. Conte likes both Rome and Milan so his presence in Turin has aroused little curiosity on the part of both supporters.
What is Conte doing in Turin? Is he there to talk to Milan, with Petrachi in a Rome key or with both? According to information from the capital, Conte would have spoken with Petrachi in a Rome key. The current Turin sporting director would have been chosen by James Pallotta as Rome's new sporting director. The subject of his passage from Turin to Rome was the subject of controversy and quarrels between Petrachi and his current president Urbano Cairo.
In short, there is no official status, because the championship is still in progress and Rome and Turin are playing for the next Champions League qualification, but barring unforeseen circumstances, Petrachi will be the new sporting director of the Giallorossi. He was asked to convince Antonio Conte to move to the capital.
Meanwhile, Francesco Totti, who compared him to Fabio Capello for winning mentality, is ready to welcome him with open arms. Even Ranieri, the current Giallorossi coach, joked about it: "If Conte comes, I would be very happy. I'd go get him at the airport. " Is Ranieri's joke the fruit of the technician's pride or is it an invitation because the former Leicester coach will become the next technical director of Roma? We'll find out in four days, when the championship is over and it's time to draw conclusions.
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