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Wednesday May 25 2011
Lippi likes new look Juve

Marcello Lippi has praised Juventus' moves for boss Antonio Conte and midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Conte is expected to replace Gigi Del Neri on the Juve bench next term, while the capture of Pirlo from Milan was made official yesterday.

"If Conte is confirmed as the Coach then I think it will be a great swoop for the Bianconeri," Lippi, who bossed Conte at Juventus in the past, said.

"Antonio is a good Coach and is somebody who is well aware of the Juve spirit."

Lippi also recognises the quality of Pirlo, a playmaker who was part of his 2006 World Cup winning side.

"Andrea can give a lot to the team because he has so much class that he can sell it," continued the former Napoli boss.

Lippi hasn't worked since Italy's spectacular collapse at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and he is desperate to get back into the game.

"I'm tired of staying at home," he added. "I want to experience the atmosphere of a match and training during the week.

"I am evaluating some offers and I hope to find a solution soon so that I can return for next season."

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