I should have paid Conte more Tavecchio

first_imgThe former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has admitted he made the biggest mistake of his tenure by not giving Antonio Conte the pay-rise he wanted and deserved.The current Chelsea boss guided the Azzurri to their quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before leaving to take over the Blues. Later, he was replaced by Giampiero Ventura, but the Nazionale could not qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.“My biggest error was not giving Conte the €2.5m more that he wanted,” Tavecchio, who resigned following Italy’s play-off defeat to Sweden last November, told Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia.“I would have got it back in three friendlies. Antonio was earning €4m and was asking for €6.5m.“He would have stayed with the Azzurri and today we would be in Russia, for sure.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But is it right to give what we were investing in the youth sector to one man?”Italy took their time to appoint a successor to Ventura, but Tavecchio believes they have found the right man in Roberto Mancini.“Immediately after the defeat to Sweden, I contacted Sacchi in order to convince Ancelotti.“I was convinced that he would accept the role as our saviour, but he cost too much.“At that point, I would also have chosen Mancini.”last_img

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