The Italian Serie A has a new champion, all thanks to a determined Inter Milan being led by a strong personality in Antonio Conte.
Juventus had dominated the Serie A since the 2011/12 season and were looking for a 10th consecutive league triumph before their former manager, who has now turned out to be a nemesis happened and halted their aspirations for the 2020/21 season.
Juventus owned Serie A for close to a decade but their hold on the domestic league has been broken. And what better man to do it than Antonio Conte who Inter Milan went all out to hire in 2019.
In his first season, the former Chelsea boss finished second on the log behind Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus.
They’ve gone one better this season by taking Juve’s place and this is a major improvement for a side that last won the Serie A in the 2009/10 season.
This feat would be a perfect one for the Italian gaffer who once managed Juve. He led them to domestic triumphs before he decided to call it quits in Turin.
He left the club due to various reasons ranging from transfer disagreements to being at loggerheads with the club’s Director of Communication Claudio Albanese.
It was reported that he wanted Cuadrado but the club failed with the move and also failed to keep hold of Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba, who eventually moved to Bayern Munich and Manchester United respectively.
However, he has moved on since then and has won domestic laurels at the clubs he has managed. He won the Premier League and the FA Cup with Chelsea in England and has now come back and ended Juventus’ dominance in the Serie A with Inter Milan.
Meanwhile, Juve, on the other hand, appear to have put Andrea Pirlo in a job that is too big for him. The Old Ladies despite losing out on the Serie A title this season are also yet to seal a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Inter Milan are reigning champions under Antonio Conte and from all indications will only get better on the domestic scene.
Maybe, Conte may make success in Europe a priority next season as that is one area where he has continually fallen short in his career as a club manager.
Conte has proven himself to be an elite manager with respect to domestic league triumphs. He should turn his attention to achieving something worthwhile with a club in the UEFA Champions League.
Regardless, we finally saw Juventus lose their status as the best club in Serie A, and this has not been the case for the past nine years. All thanks to Antonio Conte, a prolific and determined Romelu Lukaku, and a spirited Inter Milan side.