Sunday March 27 2011
Conte laughs off Juve rumours

Antonio Conte is the hot favourite to take over at Juventus last season, but insists “it's all talk. I'm focused only on Siena.”

The former Bianconeri star is often cited by fans and local media as the ideal candidate to replace Gigi Del Neri in the summer.

“It's all talk. I'm focused only on Siena, as I have a great squad here,” he said after a 4-0 win over Sassuolo.

Siena are currently in second place behind Atalanta in Serie B and very close to automatic promotion.

“I've become used to these rumours now. I take the positive aspect of it, thinking it brings me good luck.

“After all, two years ago everyone talked about Juventus and I ended up achieving promotion with Bari. I hope the same thing happens with Siena.”

When asked if Juventus star Milos Krasic and transfer target Michel Bastos would be ideal for his system, Conte replied with a joke.

“I doubt the President wants to bring those two players to Siena...”