Conte: I wanted to replicate Barcelona ethos with Juve

The 43-year-old manager has revealed that it was his desire to emulate and adopt the Catalan club's approach that convinced the Bianconeri to appoint him back in 2011
Antonio Conte has revealed his ambition to adopt a Barcelona-type model at Juventus was enough to convince club president Andrea Agnelli he was the ideal man for the job.

The 43-year-old was hired in 2011 and has since guided the Bianconeri to back-to-back Scudetto titles, the first of which included an unbeaten season.

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Conte wrapped up his second championship on Sunday following a 1-0 victory over Palermo and, writing in his autobiography entitled ‘Testa, cuore e gambe' (Head, heart and legs), the coach revealed aspects of an impressive job interview which landed him the position.

He wrote: "In the past few years Juventus have been a team who allow their opponents lots of possession. Instead, I want the opposition to be afraid of the team before even taking to the field.

"Juventus need players who are hungry for victories, players who believe in the project. At this time, the names do not matter so much, but we need to introduce a new idea of football in which everyone attacks and defends, like what happens at Barcelona.

"I am convinced that with hard work and an idea of modern football, Juventus can return to the summit of both domestic and European football. And even in a short space of time."

Conte's men need a further point to match their total from last season (84) and, with the league title already wrapped up, Juventus will now set their sights on breaking the club record for points won in a single season - which currently stands at 91.