Antonio Conte will remain as Inter coach for next season following crunch talks with the club's president Steven Zhang on Tuesday afternoon.

The Italian's future was thrust into doubt once more following the Nerazzurri's defeat in the Europa League final, with Massimiliano Allegri lined up as his replacement if he was to depart Milan.

However, Conte is now set to stay, with a statement on Inter's official website reading: "The Club and Antonio Conte had a constructive meeting today focused on continuity and strategy, in which the two parties laid the foundations to continue working together on the Club's project."

Thus, alongside Conte, CEO Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio are expected to remain at Inter.

The situation regarding Conte and the club's hierarchy is complex and one which stretched way beyond the mere realms of on-field performance.

Conte will stay at the club

Despite the Europa League final defeat, the 2019/20 campaign was undoubtedly a successful one in Conte's debut campaign at the helm. The Nerazzurri reached their first final of any kind since 2011 and finished just a point adrift of Scudetto winners Juventus - all while the Italian string-puller encouraged and coached a unique style of play which entertained the masses.

Following the superb addition of electric wing-back Achraf Hakimi earlier on this summer, Conte and the Inter board will continue building a squad capable of toppling calcio monopolists Juve next season.