Italy hires ex-Juventus coach Antonio Conte as national team manager

Thursday August 14th, 2014

The Italy men's national team has hired former Juventus coach Antonio Conte as its manager, beIN Sports' Tancredi Palmeri reports.

The Italian-born manager resigned from Juventus earlier this year after winning Serie A titles each season since he was hired in 2011. He had been rumored to be the favorite for the job, but was reportedly negotiating for more decision-making power.

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Palmeri reports the contract will make Conte the second highest-paid international manager behind Russia's Fabio Capello.

Conte replaces Cesare Prandelli, who resigned this summer following Italy's elimination from the FIFA World Cup in the group stage.

- Paul Palladino

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