The Italian spent 13 years in Turin as a player, becoming a club legend in the process, before going on to manage the Serie A giants between 2011 and 2014.
And that has not gone down well at all with his former club’s supporters, Inter being Juve’s most high-profile rivals.
In fact, the outrage led one fan to create a petition calling for the removal of Conte’s star from the Juventus Stadium, a petition which is now gaining some serious traction.
Its description begins by remembering everything the 49-year-old did with the Serie A outfit, describing him as ‘a beloved captain, who also played with his heart’.
However, it soon takes a dark turn, labeling Conte’s decision to join Inter one that will create an ‘indelible divide’ between him and the club.
‘Going to Inter isn’t a professional choice for Conte,’ it says. ‘A professional choice would be to go to Napoli, Roma or Milan.
‘Going to Inter means joining a club who have tried, luckily without succeeding, through several more or less clear channels, to destroy us and throw dirt on the history of which Conte was undoubtedly a protagonist.
‘Going to Inter will mean trampling on one’s dignity first. As far as I’m concerned, the star at the stadium represents what being a ‘Juventino’ is about and not just the past.
‘In making this jump, Conte no longer represents the ‘Juventino’ spirit and values that embody the other stars.