Tuesday October 25 2011
Sacchi: Conte will be a great

Former Milan and Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi is expecting great things from budding Juventus tactician Antonio Conte.

The latter was appointed by the Old Lady over the summer after learning his trade at Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena.

Some have started to question Conte's ability after a few too many draws in Turin of late, but Sacchi has complete faith in the ex-midfielder.

"He's trying to get his side to express a new kind of football," Sacchi told Tuttosport on Tuesday. "I see good signs for the future.

"Antonio has everything that is needed to become a great Coach – skill, enthusiasm, passion and fantasy.

"He's working hard to give Juventus an identity that the side had lost over the last few years," Sacchi added.

"He's looking to give the team a style of play which they no longer had. He just needs patience from the club and the fans."

Sacchi knows Conte well seeing as the former Juve captain was in the tactician's 1994 Italy World Cup squad.