Conte and Inter Milan
Despite finishing fourth the season before Conte arrived, Inter was a distant 21 points off Juventus. In Conte’s first season Inter Mian cut that gap to just one point. And of course, this past season Inter Milan won Serie A.
This success, very similar to what was seen at Chelsea, came from a similar approach, with a massive move out of players he did not want and a boatload of new signings. Over the course of two seasons, Inter Milan moved out a number of players to the tune of $163.62 million (£115.87 million) in outgoing transfers according to transfermrkt.com.
Of course, Conte spent all of that and more, with approximately $325 million (£230.15 million) in incoming transfer fees. That meant Conte and Inter spent nearly twice as much as they spent, with a net spend of $161.68 million (£114.49 million) over those two seasons.
The dividends were real, Inter won Serie A, the costs maybe even more as rumors come out about financial issues at the club, which has led to Conte being available. All of this leads us to the question, will Spurs back Conte?