Thursday May 16 2013
Conte-Juventus: The agreement

The Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed details of what was agreed between Juventus and boss Antonio Conte after they decided to continue their relationship.

Conte held a three-hour meeting with President Andrea Agnelli, director general Beppe Marotta, sporting director Fabio Paratici and official Pavel Nedved last night.

At the end of the conversation, the Italian champions and the Coach confirmed that they shared a vision for the future.

Conte, the Gazzetta claims, has asked the Bianconeri for two international strikers this summer, one with fox in the box qualities.

The tactician also made it clear that he did not want Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba sold at any cost before the start of next term.

Worried about a lack of hunger in the squad after two consecutive Scudetto victories, the former midfielder has requested seven or eight new signings.

With regard to transfers, Conte asked for more input in terms of identifying targets and on which players can be sold.

Juventus agreed in principle to all of those requests, although his new market powers would have to be shared with Marotta and Paratici.

It was also agreed that Conte would sign a new contract until 2016 worth €5m a campaign.

However, Conte did have his bid to add Giampiero Ventrone to his staff declined. The latter is a fitness trainer who was part of Marcello Lippi’s set-up in Turin. He also worked as an assistant to Conte during his time as Coach in Bari.

Conte arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2011 after the club finished seventh in Serie A for two consecutive campaigns.