Conte content to wait until June for coaching return

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is content to wait until the end of the season before taking up a new coaching role.

Antonio Conte had been linked with the Real Madrid job after Julen Lopetegui's sacking.   -  Getty Images

Antonio Conte insists he is happy to wait until June to get back into management.

The 49-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Chelsea in July and had been the frontrunner to replace Julen Lopetegui in the Spanish capital.

Santiago Solari has completed a perfect audition for the job, however, winning his four games in and been given the position on a permanent basis.

Conte, though, admits that he is in no rush to get back into management and is content to wait until the end of the current campaign before taking a role.

"Do I see myself in an important dugout soon? I see myself at home today," he told reporters.

"I'm recharging my batteries at the moment, watching a few games and following some of my colleagues.

"For the type of coach I am, I prefer to wait for June to find a new job."

When asked if he sees himself coaching in Serie A again, the former Juventus boss said: "Never say never. I'm Italian, I feel good here and I'd like to work, without excluding going abroad of course."

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