sport news How led Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 11 years

It took an ex-Juventus man to do it, but finally the Old Lady's decade dominance of Italian football is over. 

It's now Inter Milan's moment in the sun. They have an unassailable lead at the top of Serie A with four games to go, winning their first Scudetto since Jose Mourinho's class of 2010. 

So, how did - who was on the brink of the sack earlier in the campaign - revitalise his squad for a historic title-winning season? Sportsmail takes you through how the Italian coach worked his magic. 

Antonio Conte's Inter Milan were crowned Serie A champions for the first time since 2010

's Inter Milan were crowned Serie A champions for the first time since 2010 

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3-5-2 WORKS WONDERS AGAIN... 

Conte built this side in exactly the same manner - from a tactical standpoint - as his Juventus side which swept the floor with domestic prizes. 

The Italian coach has always had an obsession with defence, with Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni forming a formidable trio. 

Persevering with three at the back worked domestically but failed in Europe, seeing Inter eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage. 

Yet that helped them come 2021, with fresher legs against ailing opponents. 

Conte's three-at-the-back philosophy worked in a title-winning season at Chelsea too, with his players able to simply rotate when required without changing their fundamental principles on the spot.  

Milan Skriniar (left) has been a key figure at the back for a strong Inter defence this season

Milan Skriniar (left) has been a key figure at the back for a strong Inter defence this season 

'MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY' 

When appointed in May 2019, Conte was not popular amongst the Inter faithful, to the point that banners with 'Not for everyone' were used. 

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However, Conte has a knack of doing things his own way, usually with positive results to follow. 

The message was stark. Conte considers himself a free spirit, once simply insisting: 'I'm not an a**-licker.' 

That was perhaps Conte's greatest strength of all - an ability to follow his own beliefs in how to coach his team, unmoved by outside influences. It is a point which should not be overlooked.   

Conte has his own methods and he's not allowed outside influences to cloud his judgement

Conte has his own methods and he's not allowed outside influences to cloud his judgement 

LUKAKU - THE NEW KING OF MILAN   

Romelu Lukaku has become the new king of Milan in two years. 

This season in Serie A he has

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