The Italian manager had also coached Davide Astori during his tenure with the Italian national team.
Before the clash with Manchester City, a downtrodden Antonio Conte spoke with Sky Sports on the passing of 31-year-old Fiorentina defender Davide Astori.
“It’s a tragedy, this is horrible news.”
“It’s very difficult for me to speak about this tragedy right now.”
“He was a fantastic guy, a great player but especially a fantastic guy. I remain close to the family at this moment but I repeat, he was just 31.”
“It’s very difficult to explain this situation to his wife and his daughter.”