Antonio Conte left the managerial position of Juventus in a very surprising way as he decided to step down from the Italian club after having successfully guided Juventus to their 3rd consecutive Serie A title. Supporters of the club were expecting him to continue pushing Juventus to more glory and more pieces of silverware but on the 15th of July, Conte resigned as the manager.
Rumors started spreading around like wildfire concerning why Conte did that and what was he going to do next and one month later it was officially announced to the public that Antonio Conte had agreed to replace Cesare Prandelli as the new coach of Italy.
Cesare Prandelli went through an underwhelming campaign in the 2014 World Cup as Italy failed to make it out of the group stages and was one of the first top European nations to be knocked out from the worldwide event and Prandelli later decided to step down and resign.
So far, at the time of writing this article Antonio Conte has been in charge of 2 matches for Italy and both of them concluded with Italy coming out as the victorious team. Norway and Netherlands succumbed to 2-0 defeats over the team of Antonio Conte.
Conte was selected as the man to restore the glory days of Italy and turn them into the champions of the world just how they were a few years ago in 2006 when they lifted the World Cup title in a dramatic final match against France which concluded in a penalty session with Italy winning the game and so far it has kicked off in superb form.
Antonio Conte is hoping that he can turn Italy into a compact team as it can help the players increase their relationships between each other as the former Juventus coach said: “I want Italy to become like a small club side. This is so we can create a synergy, to improve relationships. It’s a difficult moment for us right now but we can overcome it’’