Monday November 13 2017
Del Piero eyes Conte return

Alessandro Del Piero admits he ‘hopes’ former Juventus teammate Antonio Conte can return to Italy after his spell with Chelsea.

Calls are mounting for Conte to replace Giampiero Ventura, with Italy 90 minutes away from a possible no-show at the World Cup next summer, and Del Piero admitted his country would ‘love’ him back.

“Conte? He did great with Juve of course and a great job with the national team,” the ex-Azzurri attacker told Sport360.

“We would love to have him back in Italy of course because he is a great Coach.

“He would improve any team and this is what he did with Chelsea last season and what he did with Juve as well.

“We had some problems and he fixed it, then won the title. He has some amazing qualities and that’s why he’s coaching the best teams in the world.

“I hope he will have a great period with Chelsea and then maybe one day come back.”