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Conte hints at MLS move after Tottenham talks hit roadblock

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The Italian manager has expressed interest in relocating to America as he explores his career options after walking out the San Siro exit door.

Antonio Conte says he is keen to “have experiences abroad” as he hints at a possible MLS job in the future.

In what came as a shock to the fans and media alike, Conte departed Inter Milan after less than a month of leading them to their first Serie A triumph in 11 years.

An opportunity shortly opened up for him to return to the dugout as he was linked with taking over at Tottenham. The former Chelsea came close to rejoining the Premier League but talks broke down after Conte and Tottenham failed to find a common ground in negotiations.

Real Madrid were also reportedly eyeing the 51-year-old as Zinedine Zidane’s successor but in the end they decided to bring back Carlo Ancelotti – the man who won them ‘La Decima’.

In an interview with DAZN, the out-of-job manager opened up on his future plans.

“I would like to have experiences abroad,” Conte said. “I would like to go to America”.

“I think I am a person who is not satisfied with ‘comfortable’ situations. I think I have [always] chosen the most difficult situation.

“The goal when I signed for Inter was a three-year project to bring Inter back, to have ambition to compete for important goals again. Being able to do it in the second year was a great thing,” the Italian added.

“Being a coach is certainly not easy, especially if you want to do it at a high level and if you also have the skills to do it at a high level.

“Because in any job the pressure, the expectations, the stress, is really a lot. You have to be good at managing certain situations knowing that you always find yourself alone.”