Conte calls on Juventus to strengthen squad this summer

The Bianconeri did not lose a single game in winning the Serie A title last season but the 42-year-old former Siena boss is demanding reinforcements during the transfer window
Antonio Conte committed his future to Juventus on Thursday and then immediately called on the club to provide him with an even more competitive squad for next season.

The former Italy international's reward for leading the Old Lady to the Scudetto was a two-year contract extension that will keep him in Turin until 2015.

However, while Juve went through the entire Serie A season undefeated, Conte believes that it is imperative that they strengthen during the upcoming transfer window.

"I certainly already have a great team with which to work, and the majority of the players will be remaining with us," the 42-year-old told the club's official website.

"But it will also be up to the club and [director general Giuseppe] Marotta to try to make the squad even more competitive."

Conte admitted, though, that he was only too happy to sign a new deal with Juve after guiding the club to their first official Scudetto since 2003.

"I am clearly very pleased with what's happened; my dream can go on like this," the former Bianconeri midfielder enthused.

"I thank [president] Andrea Agnelli for this token of faith that pushes me to do even better than what we have done until now.

"It's been a fantastic season. Even though we did not have the tag of favourites, we were able to win the Scudetto.

"It's clear that the next year with the tricolor on our chests we cannot but be among the favourites. But we will try in every way to build a winning cycle."

Conte only returned to Turin last summer, after a relatively successful stint at Siena.