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Shock in Turin: Antonio Conte walks out as Juventus boss

Jul 15, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

File photo of Juventus' coach Conte reacting during their Italian Serie A soccer match against AS Roma in Turin

Shocking news arrived from Turin on Tuesday, as Juventus boss Antonio Conte left the club after three years in charge.

Conte, 44, spent 13 years at Juve as a player and is a legend at La Vecchia Signora.

That feeling was enhanced further after he guided the Serie A outfit to three-straight league titles since he took charge in 2011.

The shock announcement has yet to be fully explained, as the former Italian national team midfielder has walked away and left the video below as the only explanation.

He won the UEFA Champions League with Juve in 1995-96 as a player and was a runner up on three more occasions, but in 2012 Conte was caught up in one of a number of match-fixing scandals across Italian soccer and was banned for four months.

The Italian national team position is currently vacant after Cesare Prandelli walked away following a poor World Cup as the Azzurri were knocked out at the Group Stage in Brazil.

Is that Conte’s next step as a manager?

Only time will tell, but Juve’s fans most now be worried about their club being raided as star players such as Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal are being lined up by giants of European soccer.

Here is a Tweet sent out by Juventus, with a link to Conte’s video, who are now managerless.

  1. jrocknstuff - Jul 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    From what I hear it has a lot to do with the club’s transfer policy. Right now it’s only heresay, but word is: Conte is adamant they hold onto Vidal, but the club is okay with sending him to Man U, so they have enough money to lock up Pogba long term. Conte doesn’t like the revolving door with the star players, feels they’ll never compete in the Champions League that way. Many people believe with his resignation, Vidal is on his way to England.

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