Saturday December 21 2013
Conte: 'I'd like Italy job'

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte admits he’d love to take the Italy job. “It’s a difficult task, but in future I’d like to do it.”

The Azzurri bench is up for grabs after the 2014 World Cup, as Cesare Prandelli is widely expected to step down.

“It would be a great challenge, because as a Coach you have to do everything in a very short space of time,” Conte told the official club magazine Hurrà Juventus.

“You often have only 10 days to put your mark on the squad and express your idea of football. It’s a difficult task, but in future I’d like to do it.

“A modern Coach has to be a fine psychologist. He has a daily rapport with 27-28 players, the medical staff, the directors, the fans and the media. Each time it requires a different strategy.

“Above all I am interested in adopting the right tactic with my players. They are each different, as some need to be woken up harshly to provoke the right reaction, while others just need a kind word to ensure they don’t collapse definitively.

“If I were to choose a game to watch, it’d be a Bayern Munich match. I admire Pep Guardiola a great deal.”

It has already been announced Conte will not hold a Press conference today ahead of Sunday’s Serie A trip to Atalanta. Click here for a match preview.

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