Ex-Juventus director Luciano Moggi is confident they can do without Antonio Conte. “Coaches come and go.”
The Bianconeri caused shockwaves this evening when Conte announced he had terminated his contract by mutual consent.
“This news did surprise me. I tried ringing him, but he didn’t answer the phone,” Moggi told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I don’t know what happened. I am sure he didn’t do it because of another offer. I think he’d always choose Juve first, so it must be painful for him to take this step.”
The fact Conte made this announcement on the second day of pre-season training raised many questions, including a possible protest at Arturo Vidal’s potential sale to Manchester United.
“It could be, but with an offer worth €50m you need to take it and find replacements,” continued Moggi.
“A club has to look at the balance sheet, as nowadays we see bankrupt clubs all the time and budgets must go hand in hand with sporting requirements.
“How will Juve do without Conte? The King is dead, long live the King. Coaches come and go.”
Conte is now the hot favourite to take over the Italy job, but Moggi insisted he’d “rule that out.”
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