Conte and Juventus next season

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    Sally Cinnamon Full Member

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    What do you all make of Antonio Conte as a manager? Seems to be working wonders so far in his short managerial career. He took both Bari and Siena up to Serie A and in his first year at Juve he's won the league, they've been unbeaten all season, and they're in the cup final too.

    I don't watch much Italian football but any time I've seen Juve this season they always seem to be playing good stuff and their new stadium looks quality. There's always been a brilliant atmosphere at it, total opposite to the Stadio delle Alpi.

    Obviously they're back in the Champions League now, anybody reckon they'll go far? Wouldn't mind United drawing them at some stage next season. It would be a great fixture.
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    Sounds like the next Chelsea manage to me.
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    Has there been talk about him going to Chelsea or do you just think that could happen? Wouldn't be a surprise I suppose. Apparently he's been compared to Mourinho.
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    Not heard anything but he's sounding even more like the next Chelsea manager now. Unbeaten league champion and being compared to Mourinho you say?
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    Group stage only for me. Depends on whom they draw obviously but similar to Dortmund I have a feeling they will need a season to adjust
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    As I said I haven't seen any more than a handful of games but apparently he's Mourinho like with tactics.

    Reminds me more of Pep with Barca. Hair loss and everything.
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    The Mourinho comparison is a strange one. Guardiola seems a more apt one, both played for their respective clubs, both employ a high-pressing game based on retaining possession, both switch between a three and four man defence depending on their opposition but primarily use a 4-3-3.
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    I'd expect them to do a bit better considering their squad has much more previous experience in Europe than Dortmund, although they could also get a tough group and go out early.
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    I assumed it came from the current trend of "Young manager, winning trophies = Mourinho"

    Blanc, AVB, Guardiola, and now Conte. AVB's a special case but I wonder how much these lot have in common besides youth.
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    Probably.
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    Indeed, Brendan Rogers and Paul Lambert this season...

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    Has anyone watched Juve much? Probably more luck than anything but any time I've managed to see them this year they've looked great in attack. The cup match with Milan was one of the best matches all season.
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    They won't be in fourth pot like Borussia as they've played in CL a few years ago and reached Last 16, so their co-efficient will be high enough to guarantee second or third pot.
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    This. Dortmund were children this season. And it seems they may get a bit broken up this summer so I don't see them doing much next season.

    The weirdest bit about the gaffer is that he's already told Del Pireo he won't get a new contract. It's like Fergie telling Giggs. Odd too especially as Del Piero has performed this season and is not one to fuss if he's on the bench.

    I'd take him to replace Owen. Our own Raul :devil:
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    It's the Championship Manager generation. Can't wait for the Football Manager one.
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    It wasn't Conte, it was Agnelli, the president.
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    Would be an odd choice. Chelsea are in transition and are going to face even more problems from the aging squad leaders. If they clear them out, they have to bring in quite a few new players.

    On the other hand, Juventus finally have money to spend from the new stadium and a nice squad. Seems to all be coming together there.
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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    Conte had a never say die attitude and a great work ethic as a player, he's most likely instilled that into his team. He has a great affinity with Juve which will only help also. Looking like he will be a top manager.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Juventus are a good team so there's no reason why he would all of a sudden jump the ship and move to Chelsea, other than money - and he might not be that much into it after a successful career as a player.

    He was given a budget to transform Juventus and he spent it very well. Pirlo and Vidal have been absolutely fantastic in midfield, Vucinic has done very well in the attack, Lichsteiner has been very good, Borriello has found his form towards the end of season. I have probably forgotten about someone.
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    It is rather interresting the tactics he plays. He is not using wingers at all, which is odd because there are some good ones like Krasic, and they can't get a game. They also brought in Elia last summer, but apparently they didn't know Conte wasn't using wingers, so he hasn't played.
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    Is this the first time a team has gone unbeaten in the serie A?
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    No, Milan did it in the 90s. Probably be done before as well
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    That kid Marchisio has been good for them this season as well. I'll be keeping an eye on their progress in Europe next season.
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    I've watched them play a lot this season, and i can honestly their success's all down to the sublime form of one man; Pirlo!
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    I think Perugia did it in early 90s but didn't win the league.
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    Beppe Marotta deserves a lot of credit for the club's turnaround. Conte was a great appointment. They've spent a lot of money (the price paid for retaining that Italian core Juve have historically had) and had some expensive deals not work out, but have generally assembled a really competitive squad. Barzagli, Pirlo and Vidal were all straight up bargains. Buffon, Chilellini, Bonucci and Vidal is an incredibly strong core. Marotta has already said that they will be looking to add quality this summer whereas for the last couple of years the focus was on quantity - if they add a top quality striker, this team could go far.

    I think it was mentioned on the guardian pod. how this could well be the beginning of a new era of Juve dominance. They're in a good position to take advantage financially (huge support, only top-flight fully owned stadium) and competitively. I'm now sure how much speculated squad change relating to FFP is press bullshit, but most of their rivals look set to rebuild. Milan could experience a big player turnover this summer; Inter should not be competitive again for a while, likewise with Roma as they reshuffle when they do as they probably should have done last summer and appoint Montella; Napoli could be broken up; Udinese are always rebuilding and Lazio are always a mess.
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    Is Pepe not a winger?
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    Pirlo is still world class. Many thought he was past his best, but this season has suggested otherwise. Cannot believe they have went the whole season unbeaten. Extraordinary.
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    They're not playing because they're not very good. Elia particularly. Conte's shown he's willing to change the system to suit the players' needs, that's not happened with these two because they're not good enough at this level.
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    Have they signed Asamoah and Isla then? Isla looked impressive the very few times I saw him, don't know much about Asamoah but heard good things. They're building a pretty strong team. Doubt Pogba will get many games if he ever actually goes, probably be loaned out.
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    If you want the latest on Juve you may as well go to that gaping vortex that is the Pogba thread. Every tiny detail of their transfer activity is posted on there.
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    :lol: I haven't bothered checking that thread in ages. Thanks.
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