Juventus president Andrea Agnelli thanks former coach Antonio Conte after his resignation on Tuesday 15 July 2014. I must tell you that a big piece of the Juventus wining mentality was thanks to Conte. This is the letter as appearing on Juventus official website.
You have been a great leader for our team and today’s news saddens me immensely.
I think about the three years we spent together, the three years in which we rewrote this club’s history: three Scudetti in a row, two Italian Super Cups, and perhaps more importantly a period of exponential growth.
Yet in the face of sentiment and personal feelings even a president needs to take a step back.
Barely two months have passed since our last major success and Juventus must continue on its path. We’ll start again from zero. Zero points in the table, just like all the others, and zero wins.
Juventus will start again with a squad of highly talented, professional footballers who will give their all for the new coach and go on writing this club’s present and future. You have been a part of Juventus’ history and I know that whatever choice you make, hearing of a Juventus victory will always bring a smile to your face.
Beppe, Fabio, Pavel and I, together with all the players, the management and staff, will continue to work night and day, because that is no less than Juventus and Juventini deserve. And anyone who works at this club knows they must live up to its great tradition in every moment.
Thanks for everything, Antonio.
Fino alla fine…