Monday May 7 2012
Lippi hails Juventus boss Conte

Marcello Lippi has named Antonio Conte as the key reason behind Juventus’ 2011-12 Scudetto success.

Coach Conte joined the Old Lady in the summer after leading little Siena to promotion from the Second Division.

“Antonio did well, perhaps better than everyone else,” stated the former Juve boss who won five Scudetti in Turin himself.

“A few of their players had already tasted certain experiences and also bad ones like Serie B,” added the out of work tactician. “Juventus have returned to being a great.”

Conte was able to mirror the achievements of Giovanni Trapattoni and Lippi in winning the Scudetto at his first attempt.

“Let’s leave the similarities to one side,” the former Italian national Coach continued. “This is a new Juve, a side who now have a certain kind of mentality again and that came from their Coach.

“After all, Conte was the Juventus captain during my time with the club.”