Antonio Conte, the current Chelsea manager and former player is available to speak at your event. Possibly one of the most decorated players in the history of Juventus, in recent times Antonio Conte has been notoriously known as a football manager and leader, a man who personifies passion.
A tenacious midfielder in his time, Conte was renowned for his work-rate and leadership within the game. A career which began at local club, Leece, would see Antonio develop into one of the most inspirational and influential players in Juventus history, captaining the club to win the UEFA Champions League along with 5 Serie A titles among a host of other honours.
A proud Italian, Conte represented his country on 20 occasions which included his participation in the 1994 FIFA World Cup under Arrigo Sacchi as well as the 200 UEFA European Championshipunder Dino Zoff, where on both occasions, Italy finished as runners-up. Conte scored a bicycle kick in Italy’s opening match of Euro 2000, which ended in a 2–1 win against Turkey, a fond moment in his international career and a clear example of his magnificent talent.
Conte represented Juventus in 296 appearances in a prolific career for Juve before his playing retirement in 2004. Just two years later Antonio embarked upon a career in management. His managerial career began in 2006, leading Bari to the 2008–09 Serie B title, and Siena to promotion from the same division two years later. He then took over at Italian giants, Juventus in 2011, where he notoriously implemented a 3–5–2 formation, a decision that came under great speculation however would lead to three consecutive Serie A titles, before taking charge of the Italian national team in 2014 until the UEFA Euro 2016 campaign.
Conte won his first competitive match in charge of Italy on 9 September 2014, defeating Norway 2–0 in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying match in Oslo, with goals by Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci. A victory that lead to the first time Italy had managed to defeat the Norwegians in Norway since 1937. A period in International management that initially saw a great deal of tactical speculation and criticism from journalists and pundits soon led to praise from the media for the team’s unity, defensive strength, and for his tactical approach.
In 2016, Conte called time on his management of Italy in search of a “return to the cut and thrust of club football.” A statement that resonated with Chelsea, Conte was named manager in April 2016. Antonio instantly brought success to the club, after just 8 months in charge, Conte set a new club record with 11 consecutive league victories in a single season. An immediate impact on the club and Premier League, Conte swept opposition aside as he became the first manager in history to win three consecutive Manager of the Monthawards (October, November and December).
With two games still to be played, Chelsea secured victory against West Bromwich Albionto be crowned 2016/17 Premier Leaguechampions, a monumental achievement for Conte in just his first season managing in what is heralded as the best league in the world.
A flamboyant and charismatic personality, Antonio Conte, will most certainly captivate any audience as a football speaker. An inspirational figure who has enjoyed a wealth of success in every field of football, Conte personifies passion and exuberance and can enlighten any audience with his football and leadership knowledge with a host of anecdotes from his many adventures through the beautiful game. A football speaker guaranteed to leave a lasting impression with your guests and provide an enthralling and energetic performance, Conte is the ideal speaker for your event.
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