- Leeds United chief wanted to appoint Antonio Conte.
- Antonio Conte was sacked by Chelsea in early July.
- READ MORE: Chelsea hold talks to sell two-time PL winner
Leeds United chief Andrea Radrizzani has revealed he was hoping to appoint Antonio Conte in the summer.
The prospect of Conte in the Elland Road dugout is a weird one. He won three consecutive Serie A titles during his time as Juventus boss, as well as winning the Premier League during his debut season as Chelsea manager.
His second campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge may not have gone as he will have liked, but he remains one of the best managers in the world. Conte managing in the EFL Championship would be a waste of his managerial genius.
That didn’t stop Radrizzani exploring the possibility of appointing Conte following his departure from Chelsea, though. He’s admitted it himself!
Radrizzani is quoted by the Express saying:
“[Antonio] Conte [was on the list] and with him, we would have been certain of promotion to the Premier League. I would even have offered him €20m (£18m).”
We imagine when Conte does decide to take the hot seat it’ll be with a much bigger club than Leeds. He deserves much better.