Juventus coach Conte leaves by mutual consent

The Associated PressJuly 15, 2014 

— Antonio Conte has terminated his contract with Serie A champion Juventus by mutual consent in a shocking move just as the club begins preparations for next season.

Conte led Juventus to three Serie A titles in a row. There had been speculation toward the end of last season that Conte wanted to leave, but then he had appeared to change his mind. He had one year remaining on his contract.

Conte wouldn't give any clues Tuesday to his next move. The job of Italy's national team coach is open after Cesare Prandelli resigned following the Azzurri's first-round exit from the World Cup.

Possible replacements could include former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini or ex-AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri — who are also both being mentioned for the Italy job.

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