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Conte returns to coach Juventus

Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 16.48CET
Juventus have brought in Antonio Conte as a replacement for departed coach Luigi Delneri, a move that president Andrea Agnelli described as the "first step towards a brighter future".
Conte returns to coach Juventus
Antonio Conte joins Juventus after guiding Siena to promotion to Serie A ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 16.48CET

Conte returns to coach Juventus

Juventus have brought in Antonio Conte as a replacement for departed coach Luigi Delneri, a move that president Andrea Agnelli described as the "first step towards a brighter future".

Juventus have unveiled their former midfielder Antonio Conte as the successor to coach Luigi Delneri, who left the Bianconeri a year before the end of his contract after a disappointing campaign.

Conte takes over a side that finished seventh in Serie A this term. During his playing career he made 296 league appearances during a 13-year spell with the Vecchia Signora, winning five Scudettos as well as the 1993 UEFA Cup and the 1996 UEFA Champions League.

The 41-year-old ex-Italian international is duly held in high regard in Turin, with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli stating: "Our target is winning with Antonio Conte, this is our first step towards a brighter future." Conte has coached AC Arezzo, AS Bari, Atalanta BC and AC Siena, and in 2010/11 guided Siena to promotion to Serie A.

"Being here is just like coming home," Conte told a media conference to confirm his arrival. "I don't know how much time we will need to be succesful again but Juventus's history is a clear reminder to us all that we must return to the highest level as soon as possible. The foundations have been laid and if I've accepted the role, it's because I trust in the club's plans."

Last updated: 01/06/11 11.02CET

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