Antonio Conte kicks the ball away during Italy v Spain

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Antonio Conte earned hero status as his Italy side knocked Spain out of Euro 2016.

The new Chelsea boss produced a perfect game-plan to beat the holders, goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle inspiring the Azzurri to a 2-0 win.

As he prepares to embark on the Premier League’s challenge, Conte has done his reputation no harm. Italy were a class above their opponents and will provide Germany a stern challenge in the quarter-final.


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His eccentric nature will make him a firm favourite in west London, who are probably only just getting round to the idea that Jose Mourinho is no longer in charge.

Conte gave England a hint of what to expect in the second half when he hilariously booted the ball away as it reached him on the touchline.

Conte's kick

To be fair, Italy were only leading 1-0 at the time. Who, in that situation, wouldn’t want to waste some extra seconds?

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