Tuesday July 15 2014
Buffon: 'Conte dubious on Italy'

Gigi Buffon thinks Antonio Conte is “dubious” on going from Juventus straight on to the Italy bench.

The tactician terminated his contract by mutual consent this evening and is tipped to replace Cesare Prandelli.

“Conte is a Coach who would be well suited to any locker room in the world. People love him for his passion, his professionalism, his desire to win and his determination,” Buffon told Sky Sport Italia.

“However, I heard his interview and when asked precisely about the Italy job, he seemed dubious. He appeared to be someone who wanted time for himself after such a decision.”

It was pointed out to Buffon that Juventus Channel asking Conte about the Italy bench during his farewell video message was very surprising.

“The question was unusual. The fervid fantasy of whoever asked it was impressive!”