TURIN, February 18, 2014 – The Great antipathy was born in spring and summer of 2004. Marcello Lippi closes the second adventure as coach of Juventus and in its place comes Fabio Capello. The team is back from two league titles, a Champions League final and a third place in the last three years. In the pink is Antonio Conte, whose contract expires just in June 2004.
There is an option for renewal, the player would continue for another season before quitting, but Capello opposes. Conte is not happy, but he understands of having a chance to start a new experience, and asks to join the coaching staff: the aim is to learn from one of the masters of the bench and lend a important hand, since no one knows the environment and the players like Conte. But even in this case Capello says no.