Friday May 10 2013
Conte will stay, predicts Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo expects to still be trained by Antonio Conte at Juventus during the 2013-14 campaign.

Conte has refused to totally commit his future to the Turin giants until he has sat down with club officials to discuss their plans for next season and beyond.

However, the veteran playmaker is convinced that there is no reason for the former midfielder to leave the Old Lady.

“Scared of losing Conte? I think it’s a surreal situation,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia. “We’ll certainly see him in the summer.”

Conte has been a massive success since his arrival two years ago when he was appointed on the back of two seventh-place finishes in Serie A for the Bianconeri.

“The first Scudetto was unexpected, but both were beautiful,” the former Inter and Milan man commented.

“A Scudetto symbol? Arturo Vidal has been fundamental here for two years, but I think the squad was the most important factor.

“All of the players deserve recognition.”

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