KOMPAS.com – Spanish media, El Pais, revealed the reason why Antonio Conte did not become Real Madrid coach. The Italian coach allegedly demanded a request rejected by the Spanish capital.
Conte is expected to be the new coach of Madrid, replacing Julen Lopetegui, who was fired late last month. In fact, there are reports that Conte agent went to Madrid to negotiate with Los Blancos, the nickname of Madrid.
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However, the negotiations were canceled because Madrid opposed the request of the former manager of Chelsea. There was no official statement of the failure of the transfer from both parties.
However, El Pais has left a number of requests submitted by Conte. Former coach of the Italian national team and Juventus demand freedom in organizing the process of recruiting and selling players, without affecting the management of Madrid.
The request was eccentric because it is known that the Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, often interferes with the transfer of Los Merengues players.
Another request, Conte wants to bring five of his trusted coaching staff to Santiago Bernabeu. The club refused this request because El Real considered that training staff was trained to support Conte in the performance of his duties.
Konte's last request and most of them rejected Madrid's nominal salary. Conte has asked for a payment of 10 million euros (equivalent to 166 billion Rp) annually, which means almost the same amount as he received when he became Chelsea manager until he was fired at the end of the 2017-2018 season.
Rumors about the arrival of Conte in Real Madrid also had the opposition of Captain Sergio Ramos. He mentioned who the coach who became the captain of Madrid must have been a respected figure and to succeed.
Madrid appointed Santiago Solar as a temporary coach, who replaced Lopetegui for sending the coach. After packing four wins in the first four games, Solari fell in love with Madrid and offered him a contract as a permanent coach until June 30, 2021. (Taufan Bar Mukti)