Juve fire shot at Conte; Pogba investigation is over

Date published: Tuesday 24th October 2017 2:35

Juventus have fired a clear shot at former manager and current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Conte managed Juventus for three years from 2011, winning three Serie A title and two Supercoppa Italianas before leaving in 2014.

The Old Lady have continued their success since the Italian’s departure, winning the subsequent three domestic league titles, and reaching two Champions League finals under Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus only ever reached as far as the quarter finals of Europe’s premier competition under Conte, and chairman¬†Andrea Agnelli was at pains to point out their progress during a meeting with shareholders on Tuesday.

“I said the same thing last season and I am happy to repeat myself,” Agnelli said.

“We are proud of what the team is doing, nobody has ever won six successive Serie A titles and we must be proud of this. The best trophy is the next one, the one we still have to win.

“I want to thank players like Lichtsteiner, Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini, Marchisio and Bonucci for their commitment, they made history just like Marotta, Nedved and Paratici.

“Max Allegri needs to be praised because he did an amazing job, he has achieved something incredible continuing a work that someone else thought to be finished.”

Agnelli also confirmed the club were no longer under investigation for the sale of Paul Pogba in 2016.

Pogba returned to Manchester United two summers ago, but FIFA launched an investigation into the transfer after allegations of third-party ownership were levelled at agent Mino Raiola.

Agnelli confirmed the club were in the clear, adding: “I can also tell you that Juventus have been absolved in the investigation regarding the transfer of Paul Pogba.”

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