Conte had been banned for four months for failing to alert authorities to a potential fix when he was at Siena – charges he has always denied.
“When you do your job with the passion and enthusiasm that I bring to it, then being out of the game after preparing it can make you feel as if you’re missing something. Of course, I prefer to train the side during the week and not lead the match rather than having nothing to do with them at all.
“I was able to get to know certain people better and the experience fortified me. There is little positive in being behind a glass wall in the stands.
“If this ban had happened last year, it would’ve been the end for me and for Juventus.”