Monthly Archives: January 2013


The Juventus manager Antonio Conte has increased the tension between him and the former manager Fabio Capello by saying that the Italian champions underachieved during the reign of the current Russian national team manager. The Russian manager Capello is regarded as one of the most successful Italian managers around. He has managed to lift two league titles with Juventus when he was in charge of the club from 2004 to 2006. Despite the two league titles, the club was not successful in the European competitions as they failed to get past the quarter-final stage in both occasions.

The two titles that was won by the club during this period was also stripped away from them after they were found guilty of match fixing. Conte has said that the club was extremely good in terms of the quality of players. Players like Alessandro del Piero, Fabio Cannavaro, and Pavel Nedved were in the team, while they were also at the peak of their powers. Despite possessing such a quality squad, the club failed to get past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League. Under the management of Conte, the club has once again found its old swagger and are in the last 16 stage of the Champions league. They will be facing Celtic in this round.

“I would say that he [Capello] did very little in the Champions League. Juve in those two years (2004-2005 and 2005-2006) were stratospheric in terms of quality. In fact, I’d say they were stronger than ever: eight players participated in the 2006 World Cup final, there were two Ballon d’Or winners (Pavel Nedved and Fabio Cannavaro) and we had Alessandro Del Piero and Adrian Mutu just on the bench,” said the Juventus manager. Capello has gone on to manage many great club teams and the England national team as well.