Conte to stay on as Juventus coach

The ex-Italy international had been linked with a move away from Turin but the club have revealed that the 44-year-old will remain at the helm for at least one more campaign
Juventus have confirmed that Antonio Conte will stay on as coach for the 2014-15 season.

The former Bianconeri midfielder has led the club to three consecutive Serie A titles but there had been mounting speculation that he was considering quitting the Turin club in search of a fresh challenge.

However, Juve confirmed on Monday evening that Conte is going nowhere.

"Season 2014-15: coach Antonio Conte," read a succinct message on the Italian champions' official Twitter feed.

Conte spent 13 years with Juve as a player, winning five Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, a Champions League and a Uefa Cup.

He hung up his boots in 2004 before starting his coaching career with Arezzo two years later. Spells at Bari and Atalanta followed before Conte took charge of Siena, whom he led back to Serie A in his first and only season at the helm.

Indeed, Juve came calling in 2011 and, despite taking over a side coming off the back of two successive seventh-place finishes, the ex-Italy international won the Scudetto in his debut campaign.

Two more titles have followed, with Juve having last weekend become the first Serie A side to break through the 100-point barrier for a single season, and his sustained success has sparked speculation of a move overseas.

However, Conte has now decided to remain in Turin for at least another season.