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Antonio Conte reveals why he snubbed Real Madrid twice

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 3, 2020

Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane and Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte will challenge each other on Tuesday in the Champions League. The two men know each other very well and appreciate each other, having been teammates at Juventus Turin for several years. And Conte could even have occupied the post of Zidane on the merengue bench. But the Italian coach twice refused the advances of the Spanish club, as he confided in a press conference on Monday.

In the past, there was an opportunity for me to become Real Madrid manager, but now was not the time. I was contacted twice and there were certainly a few times when I was very close to joining Real but the season had already started it would have been so difficult to join them midway through the campaign. Zidane? He was a great player and a great person. He was one of the first to train as a coach … “Conte told Italian media on Monday.