Conte had never beaten Juve before last month when his Inter side won 2-0 against the Old Lady and seemed to have put an end to the Bianconeri’s domestic domination.
This evening, he returned to the Allianz Stadium as an opponent for the second time in his career and was eliminated from the Coppa Italia one week after losing the first leg clash 2-1 at the Meazza.
It wasn’t a night to remember for the former Italy and Chelsea tactician who did not only suffer elimination, but was also involved in unedifying scenes with Juventus President Andrea Agnelli.
After the game, Conte moaned Juventus "should be more polite" and "need more sportsmanship and respect for those who work.”
The comment came after Agnelli had been caught on cameras allegedly shouting “Fu** off, shut up a**hole,” to the coach.
It is Conte, however, who seems to be the first one to have shown a lack of respect as video circulating on social media proves he showed the middle finger to Juventus' directors during the half time break.
The relationship between the coach and the President, collapsed in the summer of 2014 when, after three successive Serie A titles, Conte suddenly decided to hand his resignation one day into pre-season.
He was not happy with the club’s transfer strategies and thought he could not go any further with that team. He could not be more wrong as his successor Max Allegri won 11 trophies in the following five seasons, reaching the Champions League final twice.
Since that moment, Agnelli and Conte can’t bear each other even if Agnelli, exactly one year ago, said: “Conte is and will always be a Juventus legend.”
The Allianz Stadium clash was vibrant even if it ended with a goalless draw. You could feel it in the air. There was something different about this game.
Players on both benches didn’t make the fans’ absence felt as they were cheering and supporting their teammates loudly from the benches. Move after move, tackle after tackle, the game was not only on the field, but on the sidelines too.
Conte appealed for a penalty kick iduring the first half with Leonardo Bonucci shouting over : “Respect the referee.” It was only the beginning of a long night for the Italian tactician who, luckily for him perhaps, has never faced Juventus with a crowd at the Allianz Stadium.
Conte was insulted by Juventus fans before the game even started when around 100 fans gathered outside the gates of the Allianz Stadium to welcome the team buses. Sadly, as usual they screamed all sort of things at their former coach.
Juventus fans feel betrayed by him and this feeling is not going to change despite Conte spending 12 seasons in Turin as a player and three more as a coach.
He won 13 pieces of silverware in black and white. Nevertheless, his relationship with the fans and with Agnelli seems gone.
The Juventus' No.1 vetoed a possible return of Conte on the Old Lady's bench over the last two seasons and after tonight there is even less chance of seeing the Italian coach ever return to the Black and White side of Turin.