Antonio Conte has been named Inter Milan manager, replacing the sacked Luciano Spalletti. Luciano Spalletti was sacked as Inter Milan boss, with the Italian club has replaced him with the former Chelsea manager. Spalletti, who had a contract until 2021, led Inter into the Champions League for the first time in six years in the first of his two seasons. This marks the return of 49-year-old Conte to management, following his sacking by Chelsea last July as well as the protracted and quite unseemly 10-month legal battle that followed over severance payments. But that nonsense is now over, with Chelsea reportedly agreeing in arbitration to pay in full the £9m compensation that was due, and all involved could move on with their lives. Before his dismissal, he spent two years at Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League and FA Cup, having previously claimed three Serie A titles as boss of Juventus. Conte will certainly have his work cut out for him at Inter, who are far from the dominant force in Italian football that they once were. It is however a rather typical Conte assignment: another reclamation project at a fallen giant. After his successes at Juventus and Chelsea, and in some measure, the Italian national team as well, it would be hard to bet against him repeating that same trick with the Nerazzurri.