Juventus have been left stunned by the decision of coach Antonio Conte to quit the club after four years in charge of the Italian champions. Juventus have once again been made as one of the successful club in Italy by the shrewd management of Conte. He took over when the club were in the second division of Italian football after being relegated because of the match fixing scandal. Since then, he has not only achieved promotion back to the Italian top-flight, but Juventus have also won the Italian Serie A title on three consecutive occasions.
Despite this, Conte has been unable to take Juventus close to the Champions League title. The club last won this title back in 1996 and they are now closer to winning it right now. There was speculation about his future towards the end of last season, but it was looking like he would stay for another year at Turin. After just one day of pre-season, Conte has left Juventus looking for new manager after deciding to step down under mutual consent. Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli spoke about the disappointment of losing a top manager like Conte, but he wished the 44-year-old good luck in the future.
It is rumoured that Conte could become the manager of the Italian national team, which recently lost Cesare Prandelli. “It may be more difficult to keep winning with Juventus. I have matured with time and my feelings led me to make this choice,” said Conte in a statement after announcing his exit from Juventus. Conte may not be the only high-profile exit from the Italian club, as it is expected that midfielder Vidal could also be set to leave the club. The Chilean midfielder has been linked with Manchester United in the last few weeks and he is worth around £ 35 million.