Conte resigns as Juventus manager
, known as a Juventus manager and player, has decided to resign after his recent ban from the FIGC
about the match-fixing scandal two years ago. Though the Italian
manager worked at Siena
at the time that happened, the former Juve
player 'supposedly' approached former Bari
player Andrea Massiello
and a handful of other Bari
The manager posted a formal letter on the club's website saying," I'd like to thank everyone here at Juventus
for giving me the chance to manage them. The Agnelli
family has been great transfer-wise and very supportive throughout the 2011-2012 season
. The reason that I am leaving Juventus F.C. is for the sake of myself and the club, because I would not like to disgrace the club's reputation." The manager also wrote on his letter," My ban is for four months, but I feel that if I take a sabbatical, I will come back to the football world as a better man and a better manager. I would also like to clear up the whole match-fixing issue. I didn't approach Massiello or any of the players at Bari
or the other teams that accused me." To end the letter, Conte
said," I wish the Juventus
board and the club all the luck in the future and I hope to return to the club soon. I leave this club with an unbeaten record, and don't you forget Juve fans! Forza Juve
The board of directors quickly responded to the recent resignation of Conte by saying," Antonio Conte
has been great over the last year and all of his years that he spent at the club as a player. We'd like to wish Conte all the luck in the world and hope that he will return for a second spell at the club." Both Andrea Agnelli
commented by saying," Conte
was a great player and is a great manager. This is a very respected decision as he doesn't want to vinculate the club with another supposed match fixing scandal. We will all miss him and hope that he returns swiftly back."
fans all over Turin
have been chanting Conte's name outside the Juventus
stadium and will want to know who will be the new replacement for Conte. Many former players are known to be applying at the job. One fan said," We hope the best of luck to Conte. Certainly one of the best managers that I have ever come to see and one of the best at Juve. Forza Juve! General director Guiseppe Marrota
has 'tweeted' by saying,"
Conte has been one of the best Juventus managers in their history. We all will miss Conte and we hope that he will return for a second spell An announcement will be coming soon over the new replacement. I think that everyone will be surprised and happy with the new appointment. Forza Juve!
Former players such as Lilian Thuram, Roberto Baggio, Fabio Cannavaro
and current Director at Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane
. All of these players are former players of the clubs and are considered legends. Weird rumours around the internet are also pointing at both Pavel Nedved
and Alex del Piero
, who plays at Sydney F.C.
, after joining them from Juve
in the summer. Nedved
also holds a seat in the board of the directors, which points at Alex del Piero
to rejoin their former employers.
Conte about to let some tears out on the Juventus Stadium after announcing his resignation to the board.