Antonio Conte

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AntonioConte

Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
    Italy
  • Status
    Inactive
  • Date of Birth
    31/07/1969
  • Premier League Seasons
    2
  • Premier League Debut Match
    West Ham United (h),
    15 August 2016, Won 2 - 1

Manager Bio

Antonio Conte had two successful years as head coach of Chelsea after being appointed in April 2016, winning the title in his first season and the FA Cup in his second.

The Italian officially took over at Stamford Bridge, replacing interim manager Guus Hiddink after guiding his country to the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.

Conte enjoyed an illustrious playing career, the majority of which was spent at Juventus. He rose to prominence at his hometown club Lecce but was signed by Giovanni Trapattoni and moved to Turin in 1991.

Five Serie A titles followed, with other successes coming via the Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup.

He also won the UEFA Champions League in 1995/96 and finished as a runner-up in the competition on three other occasions. 

Conte, who represented Italy at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championships, hung up his boots in 2004 and turned to coaching. 

After starting as assistant manager at Arezzo in 2005/06, he was handed his first managerial role by the same club in July 2006, before moving to Bari in December 2007.

In his first full season in charge, Bari were crowned Serie B champions and promoted to Serie A for the 2009/10 season.

Brief spells at Atalanta and Siena followed and, after he led the latter back to Italy’s top flight, Conte agreed to move to Juventus in May 2011. 

Three consecutive Serie A titles were won under his stewardship, as well as back-to-back Supercoppa Italiana successes.

During his stay in Turin, Conte won the Panchina d'Oro – awarded to the best Serie A coach of the season - for each of his three years in charge.

After resigning in the summer of 2014, Conte replaced Cesare Prandelli as head coach of Italy, leading the Azzurri to UEFA Euro 2016 with seven wins and three draws in qualifying.

Following Italy's UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat by Germany, Conte joined up with Chelsea for their pre-season to lead the Blues into the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

He won the title at the first attempt, while also taking the Blues to the FA Cup final, where they lost to Arsenal.

Conte made amends for that defeat by winning the trophy a year later in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

Chelsea announced that they had parted company with Conte on 13 July 2018.

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