12. Antonio Conte

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Playing as a midfielder, Conte began his career at local club U.S. Lecce and later became one of the most decorated and influential players in the history of Juventus. He captained the team and won the UEFA Champions League, as well as 5 Serie A titles, among other honours. He also played for the Italian national team and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championship, where, on both occasions, the Italians finished runners-up.

The Italian’s move to management wasn’t quite an instant success, as he took a number of roles with the likes of Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena with varying degrees of success. He did, however, earn himself the Juventus job in 2011 and hasn’t ever looked back.

He took over at Juventus in 2011, where he implemented a 3–5–2 formation and won three consecutive Serie A titles, before taking charge of the Italian national team in 2014 until the UEFA Euro 2016 campaign.

He then became the manager of Chelsea and won the Premier league but was later sacked. He is currently the manager of Inter Milan.