ANTONIO CONTE

  • Antonio Conte sees a positive in Mario Balotelli's struggles November 10, 2014

    Florence: Mario Balotelli is just another player and should be treated the same way as the others, Italy coach Antonio Conte said on Monday. Conte, who has called up Balotelli for the first time since he replaced Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach in August, said he would judge the maverick striker...
  • Italy coach Antonio Conte plays down dropping Mario Balotelli October 6, 2014

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has played down his exclusion of Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli for upcoming European Championship qualifying matches. Since transferring to Liverpool from AC Milan after the World Cup, Balotelli has yet to score in five appearances in the Premier League and was also left off last month's Italy...
  • Conte tops Hiddink as Italy beat Netherlands in friendly September 5, 2014

    Bari, (Italy): Italy scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and Antonio Conte got the better of Guus Hiddink in their coaching debuts as a 10man Netherlands was beaten 20 in a friendly on Thursday. Ciro Immobile scored his first international goal three minutes in, and Daniele De Rossi added a...
  • Antonio Conte isn't sending a message to Balotelli September 1, 2014

    Florence: Italy coach Antonio Conte was not trying to send a message to Mario Balotelli by leaving him off the squad. Balotelli, who recently joined Liverpool from AC Milan, was not included in the 27man squad for Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship against Norway on Sept. 9....
  • Mario Balotelli warned by Italy coach Antonio Conte August 28, 2014

    Milan: Mario Balotelli has some work to do to earn the respect of Italy coach Antonio Conte. Conte tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he's not sure Balotelli's decision to move back to England is positive or not, "but I do know that whoever joins the national team must then deserve...
  • Juventus turns to Massimiliano Allegri August 26, 2014

    Milan: Juventus were still celebrating their third straight Serie A title when Antonio Conte announced he was quitting the club. Less than 24 hours later, Massimiliano Allegri was revealed as his successor. "It was like a lightning bolt in a clear sky when I was called," Allegri said after signing a twoyear...
  • Italy name Antonio Conte as coach August 15, 2014

    Rome: Italy named former Juventus coach Antonio Conte as their manager on Thursday, replacing Cesare Prandelli who quit after the team's failure at this year's World Cup in Brazil. Conte has been given a contract until July 2016, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on its website. Conte won three consecutive Serie...
  • I'm not heading to PSG, says exJuventus boss Antonio Conte July 24, 2014

    Rome: Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has dismissed reports that he is set to replace Laurent Blanc as coach of Paris SaintGermain, saying on Wednesday that the stories are "devoid of any truth". "I learned in a newspaper, while I was on holiday, that there was apparently contact between what was...
  • Allegri takes over as Juventus coach after Conte's shock resignation July 16, 2014

    Rome: Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday's shock resignation of Antonio Conte, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. "Allegri is the new manager of Juventus," the Italian champions said on their official Twitter feed. Italian media report that Allegri has...
  • Conte stuns Juventus with shock resignation July 16, 2014

    Turin: Antonio Conte, who coached Juventus to three successive Italian league titles, has stunned Serie A by resigning two months after signing a deal for this season. "I need to announce the decision to mutually terminate my contract with Juventus, which tied us together for this season," Conte told the Juventus...
  • Antonio Conte to stay as coach of Juventus May 20, 2014

    Turin: Antonio Conte will remain as coach of Juventus for another season, the Serie A champions said on Monday. "Season 201415; coach Antonio Conte," the club said on their official Twitter account. Conte has won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus. Conte has won three Serie A titles in as...
  • Juventus finish with win; Osasuna relegated May 19, 2014

    The football leagues in Spain and Italy both wrapped up their seasons on Sunday, with some relegation places and spots in European competitions still to be decided. Juventus made sure to finish their titlewinning campaign with a perfect home record, while a railing collapse during Osasuna's game in the Spanish league...
  • Antonio Conte signs new deal with Juventus May 18, 2014

    Rome: Antonio Conte has extended his contract with Italian Serie A champions Juventus which will keep him with the football club till 2018. According to local media, after several days' negotiation, Conte on Saturday reached an agreement with Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli, reports Xinhua. Conte had publicly claimed that he would...
  • Juventus coach Antonio Conte sparks doubts over future May 6, 2014

    Turin: Juventus manager Antonio Conte declined to commit his future to the newlycrowned Serie A champions after their ceremonial 10 win over Atalanta on Monday, sparking fears he might leave the club he has led to three straight titles. Juve had already secured the championship thanks to Roma's spectacular 41 collapse...
  • Juventus celebrate third successive title with win over Atalanta May 6, 2014

    The Juventus fans were in a mood to party and their team lived up to expectations as they celebrated winning a third successive Serie A title with a 10 victory over Atalanta on Monday. A secondhalf Simone Padoin strike enabled the champions to enjoy the moment in front of their...
  • Juventus edge towards Serie A title with Bologna victory April 20, 2014

    Turin: Juventus moved closer to a third consecutive Serie A title when a long-range Paul Pogba goal beat a dogged Bologna side 1-0, while AS Roma secured second spot and a Champions League place by winning 1-0 at Fiorentina. Antonio Conte's Juve are still eight points clear of Roma after Pogba's...
  • Juventus on verge of third straight Serie A title April 18, 2014

    Turin: On the verge of winning a third straight Serie A title, Juventus have two further objectives - winning their first major European trophy in nearly two decades and keeping hold of coach Antonio Conte. Juve host relegation-threatened Bologna on Easter Saturday (1630 GMT) having won all their 16 home games...
  • Juve coach Conte slams 'impolite' Prandelli over call-up March 4, 2014

    Juventus coach Antonio Conte has complained about impolite behaviour by his Italy counterpart Cesare Prandelli after defender Giorgio Chiellini was called up for Wednesday's friendly against Spain. Chiellini, one of seven Juventus players in the squad, has not played for three weeks because of a calf muscle injury and the Serie...
  • Juventus coach wary of Roma February 24, 2014

    Rome: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte has admitted he was wary of AS Roma, whose good form has put pressure on the Turin side in the race for the Italian Serie A title. Roma, who are nine points adrift of Juventus with one game in hand, are a team more dangerous...
  • Serie A: Juventus edge Torino in Turin Derby February 24, 2014

    Milan: Carlos Tevez struck again to help Juventus beat Torino 1-0 in the Turin derby on Sunday as Antonio Conte's side maintained its charge to a third straight Serie A title. Tevez scored on the half hour mark, although Torino will feel aggrieved not to have been awarded a late...
  • Juventus beat Chievo 31 in Serie A February 16, 2014

    Juventus eased to a 31 win over relegationthreatened Chievo Verona in Serie A as their remarkable home record continued on Sunday. Juventus, who have now won all 12 of their home league matches this season, extended their lead at the top of the table to 12 points ahead of Roma, which...
  • Juventus stay eight clear after 12th straight win January 19, 2014

    Rome: Arturo Vidal's double helped Juventus to their 12th straight league win with a 42 triumph over Sampdoria and saw the Italian champions restore an eightpoint lead at the top of Serie A. Antonio Conte's side moved on to 55 points from 20 games after taking the spoils from an entertaining...
  • Coach Antonio Conte hails Juventus extraordinary achievement January 13, 2014

    Rome: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte termed his side's achievement extraordinary after they beat Cagliari 41 in Italian Serie A football to set a new club winning streak record of 11 matches. "It's an extraordinary achievement, which is amazing given the fact that in the history of Juventus it happened before....
  • Antonio Conte happy with Juventus' trust November 19, 2013

    Milan: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte has said that the greatest reward he could get is trust the club and players have in him. Conte is leading his Turin side to their third consecutive Serie A title this season, and he is happy with the club and his players, reported Xinhua. "Juventus...
  • Juventus' Chiellini hails Antonio Conte's psychological expertise November 18, 2013

    Turin: Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the exceptional psychological expertise Antonio Conte masters, has made him a great coach. According to Chiellini, Conte excels at what is the hardest for a football coach, reports Xinhua. "I think the psychological aspect is the most difficult for a coach but that is...
  • Antonio Conte changes his tune after Juventus hold Real Madrid November 6, 2013

    Juventus coach Antonio Conte, who last season complained that his club did not have the financial resources to compete with Europe's elite, changed his tune after Tuesday's 22 draw at home to Real Madrid. The 44yearold said that money was not everything after his team more than held their own against...
  • Juventus were lucky, says coach Antonio Conte September 26, 2013

    Rome: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte conceded that his side were lucky to win 21 against Chievo in an Italian Serie A match. The defending champions would have gone 12 down had Alberto Paloschi not been wrongly ruled offside and his goal disallowed Wednesday, reports Xinhua. Conte warned not to exaggerate the...
  • Antonio Conte happy with Juventus' preseason training July 23, 2013

    Rome: Juventus football coach Antonio Conte is satisfied with his side's 10day long preseason preparations. "It has been an intense preseason so far, but it has certainly been excellent," Conte was quoted as saying by Xinhua on Monday. "We've worked very hard for 10 days, with double training sessions, and we are...
  • Juventus will win third consecutive Serie A title, says Lippi July 15, 2013

    Rome: Former Italy head coach Marcelo Lippi said that Juventus will win their third successive Italian Serie A football title this season. The 65yearold former Juventus boss, currently managing Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, claimed that the Turin outfit could achieve the historical feat under the guidance of Antonio Conte, reports Xinhua. "Juventus...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday July 12, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Real Madrid pay USD49.6 million to lure Illarramendi from Sociedad Real Madrid extended their new policy of snapping up promising homegrown talent by paying 38 million euros...