Del Piero: Juventus return a possibility

The Bianconeri icon, who left for Sydney FC in 2012, believes that it would be foolish to turn his back on a potential return to Turin someday following his stint in Australia
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has hinted he could return to the Scudetto winners in the future.

The striker, 39, left Turin in 2012 to play for Sydney FC - where he still resides - after 19 years at the Turin giants, having lifted European and domestic trophies galore including a final, championship-winning season.

Although his playing days in a Bianconeri shirt are unquestionably over, the former Italy international harbours hope he will be back at the reigning Serie A champions in another capacity someday.

"I will not rule out a return to Juventus," he told Rai Sport. "During my life I have never closed the door to anything or anyone, let alone if those doors are to a possible return to Turin.

"When I left I felt dazed. I had a love affair with Juventus and will have one forever."

Del Piero also complimented the way that Antonio Conte's men have shone in Serie A this season as they chase their third consecutive Italian title.

"Juventus this year have brought to mind a particular adjective: awesome," the Juve icon continued.

"Conte is their engine but the players have shown their willingness to succeed under him."