Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 2 Chelsea

Monday, 22 December 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Conte welcomes foreign links

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has welcomed reports suggesting he will be a summer target for Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Last Updated: 24/02/13 at 21:33 Post Comment

Antonio Conte: Has impressed at home and abroad during his time in charge of Juv

Antonio Conte: Has impressed at home and abroad during his time in charge of Juv

Former Italy international Conte is currently back at the club he represented with distinction for over a decade during his play days, with Juve having moved to secure his services in 2011.

It has not always been plain sailing for the 43-year-old in Turin, as he recently served a four-month ban, but he guided Juve to the Serie A title in his first season in charge and has them on course to defend that crown in 2013.

His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with clubs across Europe impressed by his ability to deliver results at home and abroad - with Juventus currently involved in a UEFA Champions League last-16 tussle with Celtic.

It has been rumoured that Chelsea, who are currently working under the guidance of interim boss Rafa Benitez, and Real Madrid, who are expected to part with Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, will both approach Juve once their respective managerial posts become vacant.

Conte is reading little into the speculation for now, but is pleased to hear that his efforts are being recognised outside of the Italian top-flight and admits he could be tempted to take on a new challenge away from his homeland at some stage in the future.

He told Sky Italia: "I've always said that my ambition is to coach abroad one day and I'm pleased to receive marks of esteem from important clubs, it means that we are working well.

"They make Juventus happy too, because it means that they chose well one-and-a-half years ago.

"At the moment I am just thinking about Juventus, to re-establish ourselves in Italy and to do well in Europe."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property