Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed that he would not like to see former boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan, having played under him for both the Bianconeri as well as the national team.
Conte, who managed Juventus for three years and won the league title in all three seasons, moved on to the national team and then Chelsea, where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup.
However, after a sabbatical year, the Italian is poised to take over as the manager at Inter, which would mean that Chiellini would have to go up against his former boss, whom he holds in very high regard.
"I would hate to see him there, but it's part of life. I understand that they are professionals, but to see him at Inter would make me [feel] weird," the defender told Tuttosport, according to Goal.
"It is not a criticism, everyone knows that with Antonio I have a special relationship. What can I say, I hope everything goes well for him, but nothing can win at Inter. It is the truth, so much so that when he coached Chelsea, I rooted for him. At Inter, I can't do it, really."
With Luciano Spaletti currently at the helm at Inter Milan, the club are poised to qualify for the Champions League again, although they will need to win their final Serie A game if they are to confirm their place in next season's competition.
However, it seems almost a guarantee that Antonio Conte will be the new manager in the new campaign, and Giorgio Chiellini will indeed have to go head-to-head with his former boss.