Thursday May 19 2011
Moggi: Agnelli wanted Conte

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli made the decision to appoint Antonio Conte for next season, claims Luciano Moggi.

The Siena boss is expected to take over from Gigi Del Neri at the end of this campaign, a switch decided by Agnelli and not director general Beppe Marotta.

"I know that it was Andrea Agnelli himself who chose Conte," the former Juventus director general said on Thursday.

"He did so by leaving Walter Mazzarri to Napoli. Walter wouldn't have been able to create the cycle that Juventus are looking for because he is worth the same as Del Neri."

Moggi has hired a few tacticians in his time and he's given his blessing to the proposed appointment of the former Bari and Atalanta boss.

"He's the right choice," Moggi added. "When I had him as a player he was already a Coach on the field of play. It was clearly a sign that he would develop into a tactician.

"Conte has some innovative ideas. He's young, he has a past as a player and he's already demonstrated his value."

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