Thursday, 14th August, 2014

Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is on the verge of becoming the next Italian national team manager.

Conte resigned as the manager of the Bianconeri in July and the Italian FA could well confirm he is to take charge as early as later today.

The 45-year-old is set to replace Cesare Prandelli, who resigned from his post after the World Cup debacle where Italy were knocked out in the group stage, and joined Galatasaray.

Conte took over at Juventus in 2011 and won three consecutive league titles, an Italian Cup and two Supercoppa Italianas in his time at the club.

The Italian FA is set to offer a two-year contract to the former Juventus midfielder worth €1.6m net each year, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.  


He used to earn €3.5m per season at Juventus and the Italian FA are believed to have asked national team kit sponsors Puma to help them bridge the sizeable gap.

Conte was in Italy’s 1994 World Cup squad and 2000 European Championship squad and earned 20 international caps for the Azzurri.

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