Conte completes 500 matches in his career as a coach. The record was hit as Inter won the match against Torino as Conte said, “this is a great way to celebrate.” Further, Conte is a football manager now, but he was once a player. The Nerazzurri head coach played as a midfielder. He started his career in football with Leece. However, Conte was signed by Juventus manager Giovanni Trapattoni in 1991. In fact, Conte addresses Trapattoni as his second father. Conte played his debut match against Torino.
With his consistent performances, strong playing style, and leadership skills Conte became the captain in 1996. But Alessandro Del Piero got the captaincy soon after. However, when he suffered a knee injury in the 1988-89 season, Conte became the captain. He maintained the captaincy till the 2001-02 season. In his career with Juventus, Conte won 5 Serie A titles. the 1994–95 Coppa Italia, the 1992–93 UEFA Cup, and the 1995–96 UEFA Champions League. He also secured four Supercoppa Italiana titles and the 1996 UEFA Super Cup. He won all possible top-tier club titles, except the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Conte completes 500 matches as Inter draw close to the Scudetto
He started his career as a manager in 2006 leading Bari and Siena. Further, he started managing Juventus in 2011 where he first implemented his 3-5-2 system. He helped the club win three Serie A titles. Then, he took charge of the Italy national team from 2014 till the 2016 UEFA Euro campaign. Conte became the Chelsea manager in 2016 and was dismissed from his duties in 2018. Further, Inter Milan announced Conte as the manager in May 2019. Ever since Conte has faced ups and downs. In fact, at one point when the team wasn’t performing well, he was criticized for not being the best for the club.
However, Inter are on top of the Serie A table at the moment with a ten-point lead after the Torino win. This has brought Inter close to their dream of winning the Scudetto. The Nerazzurri are so close to the Scudetto win eight consecutive wins in a row after 2011. In fact, Inter legend Altobelli praised Conte and said that he keeps the team together. The Nerazzurri are 11 games away from a deserving Serie A win.