Juventus keen to keep Conte

Juventus are determined to keep coach Antonio Conte in Turin for the long term, according to club administrator Giuseppe Marotta.

Last Updated: 16/05/14 at 11:19 Post Comment

Antonio Conte: Juventus board hope he will stay

Antonio Conte: Juventus board hope he will stay

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Conte, whose current deal expires in June 2015, has yet to confirm if he will continue to guide the Italian champions next season.

The 44-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Monaco this summer although Juve are expected to offer Conte a long-term contract once the season is over.

"Our priority is to keep Conte," Marotta said to Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He is an asset to the club. He has proved to be one of the best and it is our duty to keep him close to us."

Conte joined Juve in 2011 and has guided The Old Lady to their third successive league title.

"We acknowledge what Conte has achieved," Marotta said. "He is a coach that is prepared, he has made a huge impact in making sure the club achieved their objectives."

Conte hinted earlier this week that he may leave the club having failed to find success in Europe.

He won the Champions League as a player with Juve in 1996 and would like nothing more than to lift again the trophy, this time as a manager.

"There are stronger rivals in Europe and we have to accept that," he added.

"But we are improving year after year and we will continue to do so."

Conte was seen speaking to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during Thursday's Europa League final at the Juventus Stadium, increasing speculation he could leave the club this summer.

However, Marotta has rested no importance to those rumours.

"It's only right that Conte asks him (Ferguson) advice regarding his future as coach," Marotta said.

Juve end the campaign at home to Cagliari on Sunday needing a point to become the first Italian club to reach the 100-point mark in a given season.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho laughs off 'boring' Arsenal jibes

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their ten-year wait for the title.

Bayern title hat-trick confirmed

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the third year running without even kicking a ball on Sunday as their nearest rivals Wolfsburg went down to a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company