Wednesday February 8 2012
Wenger surprised by Conte’s Juve

Antonio Conte has impressed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for the way he has revived the fortunes of Juventus.

The former Old Lady midfielder replaced Gigi Del Neri on the Bianconeri bench in the summer – despite his lack of top-flight coaching experience.

Juve, after two seventh place finishes, have been a revelation. They are unbeaten at the top of the table and will face Milan in the first leg of the Coppa Italia this evening.

“Conte has worked well, really well,” the Frenchman told Tuttosport. “It’s a surprise because I thought he would need more time to adapt to Juventus and the new project.

“I would have expected him to encounter a few more problems in his new position. But everything's been going very well.

“He deals with things in an intelligent manner, starting with the choices he has made on the transfer market.”

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