Conte resigning as Juventus-coach!!!! Speculations: 1. Will be National Coach Italy 2. Mad because Juventus will sell Vidal to Man UTD— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) July 15, 2014
European football expert Jan Aage Fjortoft has suggested two possible reasons for the departure of Juventus manager Antonio Conte.
News broke last night that Conte had left the Serie A champions by mutual consent, which sparked speculation that he was furious with the transfer policy of the club, with key players linked with exits.
Fjortoft produced his own two pieces of speculation for the departure; he’s getting ready to become Italy boss and the club are getting ready to sell Arturo Vidal to Manchester United.
United’s plans to buy Vidal are reportedly gathering pace as Louis van Gaal looks to add the Chilean to his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
There has also been speculation that Frenchman Paul Pogba could be sold in a £60 million deal with Chelsea among the clubs thought to be interested in going after him.
If the reason for his departure is because of plans to sell off his best players, it would be a shame for his relationship with the side to end in that way because of his success at the club; he’s won three Serie A titles back-to-back.
The Italy job is currently vacant after Cesare Prandelli resigned following a disappointing World Cup campaign where they failed to make it through the group stage along with England.
It’s a shame Conte is out of work because he’s a world class coach, but he’s unlikely to be unemployed for long whether his motives were to do with the Italy job or not.