Antonio Conte has played down talks of a return to management, remarking that he decided to spend more time with his family when he parted ways with Tottenham.
Tottenham appointed Ange Postecoglou as his replacement in the summer and the Australian has led the Lilywhites to their best start to a season in over 60 years, with Spurs now sitting at the top of the Premier League table with six wins from eight matches.
Conte has been linked with a return to management over recent weeks, with Sport Mediaset (via VoceGiallorossa) claiming two weeks ago that AS Roma could potentially appoint him as Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
A couple of days ago, Sky Sport Italia suggested that Rudi Garcia’s position at Napoli was under consideration after their poor start to the season, with the Serie A club’s hierarchy alleged to have discussed Conte as an option.
Conte is focused on family after Tottenham exit
When asked about potentially taking over at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Conte has now told CalcioMercato: “Future? I enjoy my family, I made a clear choice when I decided to stop with Tottenham. I want to rest and enjoy my family but many things can happen along the way. Napoli? Great respect and education are needed.”
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I have no doubt that Conte will be back working in the game well before the end of the season. He is the first person that all the top Serie A clubs will turn to if they decide to make a managerial change.