Wednesday May 18 2011
Conte wins Di Livio backing

Is Antonio Conte the right man for Juventus? "He's the best choice," claims former teammate Angelo Di Livio.

The Siena boss is expected to replace Gigi Del Neri on the Old Lady's bench at the end of the season and Di Livio has welcomed the proposed appointment.

"It's the best decision possible because the 'captain' is Juventus," the former Juve and Italy winger told Tuttosport.

"He knows what Juventus are all about and he knows the value of these colours," he continued.

Conte spent over a decade in Turin as a player and wore the armband with pride following his move from Lecce.

"Coaching Juventus was always his dream," continued Di Livio, who was part of that Marcello Lippi side who went on to win everything on offer.

"From the day that he first joined Arezzo as a Coach, his objective was to take charge of Juventus. He wanted to take back these colours because they stay inside of you forever."

When asked what Conte would do to revive the ailing side, Di Livio had no doubts. "He'll bring humility to the squad, the humility which we had that helped us to victory."

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