Tuesday May 31 2011
Juve set to announce Conte

A dream will come true for Antonio Conte today when he puts pen to paper to become the new Coach of Juventus.

Conte, who has just led Siena into Serie A, will replace Gigi Del Neri who has been shown the door less than a year after taking charge.

The 41-year-old is a former Juventus midfielder who spent 13 years with the outfit after leaving hometown club Lecce in 1991.

He retired from the game in 2004 and, after a spell as an assistant Coach at Siena in 2005-06, he took charge of Arezzo a season later.

He then led Bari to Serie A promotion before an unhappy stint at Atalanta in Serie A. He returned to the bench last summer in Tuscany.

Conte's coaching ambition has always been to boss his beloved Old Lady.

The former Bianconeri captain will be in Turin to sign his contract before being unveiled at a Press conference set for 4pm local time.

Conte plays with an elastic 4-4-2 which transforms into a 4-2-4, although he has played with a 4-3-3 at times.