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  1. #1 Default Juventus coach Antonio Conte 
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    The 42-year-old former Italy international midfielder has guided the Old Lady on a 30-match unbeaten Serie A streak

    this is quite impressive

    Coaching career

    Arezzo
    After having retired as a footballer, Conte worked as an assistant manager for Siena alongside Luigi De Canio in the 200506 season. In July 2006 he was appointed coach of Serie B side Arezzo; however, after a series of disappointing results, he was sacked on October 31, 2006.
    On March 13, 2007 he was reinstated to the Arezzo head coaching position, as his predecessor failed to gain any significant improvement. In his second time at Arezzo he led the team to five consecutive wins in a row, and 19 points in 7 matches, which allowed the Tuscan side to fill the gap from the last safe spot; his team however did not manage to avoid relegation, and Arezzo dropped into Serie C1 on the final matchday, only one point behind Spezia.

    Bari
    On December 27, 2007 he was appointed by Bari to replace Giuseppe Materazzi for the second half of their Serie B 200708 campaign. He did very well, turning Bari's 200708 season around from relegation-threatened to a comfortable midtable position. In the following season, 200809, Bari were crowned Serie B champions, being promoted to Serie A for the 200910 season.
    On June 2009, after weeks of rumours linking Conte to the vacant managerial role at Juventus, he agreed in principle for a contract extension to keep him at Bari for the new season; however, on June 23 Bari announced to have rescinded the contract with Antonio Conte by mutual consent.
    After Claudio Ranieri was sacked of Juventus, Conte was appointed by the club as one of the candidates to become the new coach. However, the "bianconeri" hired Ciro Ferrara as the first team manager, instead. Conte had stated shortly prior that he would like to be the Juventus coach in the future, because he thought he was ready to assume the work.

    Atalanta
    On September 21, 2009 Atalanta appointed him to replace Angelo Gregucci. After a good start at the helm of the orobici, Atalanta under Conte's reign began struggling in result from November, leading to protest from local supporters and troubles between Conte himself and the organized ultras of the club.

    On January 6, 2010, Conte was repeatedly contested by Atalanta fans during a home game against Napoli, ended in a 02 loss for the nerazzurri; the matchday ended with a police intervention to avoid confrontation between Conte and the Atalanta ultras. The next day, Conte tended his resignations to the club, leaving them in 19th place.


    Siena
    On May 9, 2010 he was announced as new head coach of Siena, with the aim to bring the Tuscan side back to the top flight after relegation to the 201011 Serie B. Conte successfully led Siena to promotion for the 201112 Serie A season.

    Juventus
    On May 22, 2011 Juventus sporting director, Giuseppe Marotta, announced that Juventus has appointed Conte as their new head coach replacing Luigi Delneri. It is expected that Conte will lead Juventus to their return on top of the Italian and European football scene. As of March 2012, Juventus remain the only unbeaten side in Serie A after 29 games, and sit at 2nd two points behind A.C. Milan. The side hasn't lost a single game in the Coppa Italia either, thus extending its unbeaten run to 33 fixtures. Juventus are also in the Coppa Italia final, to be played on 20 May against Napoli.


    Conte with a fan in Toronto, July 2011
    In spite of the numerous draws conceded by the Bianconeri, Antonio Conte has already won critical acclaim as Juventus manager. Certain sections of Italian media have even branded him as "the Italian Mourinho", in reference to successful Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho. Like the latter, Conte has developed a reputation because of his obsession with tactics and his ability to win and to bond together his players. On the darker side, like Mourinho, he is often accused of complaining too often about referees, making up conspiracy theories and feuding with fellow managers such as Massimiliano Allegri.

    In his first 10 months on the Juventus bench, Conte, a former fan favourite as a midfielder in Turin, has already reached a number of landmarks. On 17 March 2012, following a 5-0 win over rivals Fiorentina, he equalled Fabio Capello's run of 28 unbeaten games between November 2005 and May 2006. On 20 March 2012, he became the first coach to lead Juventus to a Coppa Italia final since Marcello Lippi in Coppa Italia. On 25 March, following a 2-0 success at the Juventus Arena he became the first coach to win both legs of the Derby d'Italia against enemies Internazionale since Fabio Capello in 2005-06.
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    I was dying to know the latest news on Antonio Conte thanks for the update I can sleep better at night now.
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    Not really, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesal View Post
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    Not really, of course.
    haha
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    They've been fantastic to watch. Hope they pip Milan to the title.
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    Actually underachieved. Should have won a hell of a lot of the games they have drawn.
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    Lots of missed chances and alot of woodwork being hit, sounds familier
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    Was a good midfielder in his day.
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    I'm shocked they got 29 starts out of Pirlo.

    He's been fantastic.
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