Saturday August 23 2014
Trapattoni on 'son' Conte

Giovanni Trapattoni hopes his ‘son’ Antonio Conte can succeed for Italy and Max Allegri impress at Juventus.

“To my ‘son’ Antonio, I advise he weigh carefully every word he says,” Trap told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He doesn’t want to repeat what happened to Carlo Tavecchio. We should go beyond that slip-up and try to judge Tavecchio on what he does.”

There are also question marks over how Allegri will be able to fill Conte’s shoes at Juve after three consecutive Scudetti.

“I don’t think the same thing will happen as at Inter with Jose Mourinho’s heirs. Juventus are another world and Allegri is the right choice.

“The Bianconeri have wise directors and do not expect to win every time.”

Roma are the main contenders for the Serie A title and Trapattoni is impressed by Rudi Garcia.

“There is the same atmosphere as during the Falcao years and Garcia is as good as Nils Liedholm in not letting himself get caught up in excessive enthusiasm.

“Roma have a remarkable midfield and Francesco Totti is more than just an incredible champion, he can also show the team what the sense of Roma really is. He’ll become a great director at the club.”

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