Juventus begins its Serie A campaign at Parma on Saturday, looking to push its record Scudetto run to nine but with a different style of football under new coach Maurizio Sarri, who will miss the opening fixtures with pneumonia.
Like Sarri, Conte last coached at Chelsea, and along with three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti, Serie A has a world class coaching setup this season. Juventus will start its campaign without Sarri however who will be away for the first two games (against Parma and Napoli).
The 60-year-old is still overseeing training. Sarri replaced Massimiliano Allegri whose pragmatic style of football fell out of favour despite his trophy-laden five years. Juventus is targeting a 36th Scudetto but its main objective remains the CL, which it has not won since 1996. After splashing out on Cristiano Ronaldo last season, Juventus has again reinforced with Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs De Ligt.
In Milan, Conte, who led Juventus to the first three in its series of eight titles, has also been given money to spend to give Inter a first Serie A title since 2010.
Inter paid 65 million euros ($72 million) for Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku. Defender Diego Godin has also arrived along with Italian midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella. But Juventus remains favourite, insists Italy coach Roberto Mancini.
(The first match of the season between Parma and Juventus can be caught live and exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD channels from 21:30)