Conte is Juve's Wenger or Ferguson - Marotta

The Bianconeri director has praised the 44-year-old manager, who is looking for a third straight Scudetto, and is confident that he will stay in Turin for many more years
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta believes Antonio Conte can build a dynasty in Turin similar to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Conte has lifted back-to-back Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana titles since his arrival in 2011 and they are on course for a third straight Scudetto as they hold an eight-point lead over second-placed Roma.

Marotta has credited the 44-year-old for kicking off a rebuilding process in Turin after a number of difficult seasons and he believes the former Italy international will be in the dugout for many more years.

"In the history of Juventus, we have always been the team to beat and in turn our opponents have had to give more than 100 per cent," he told Radio 1.

"I believe that Conte has understood this thanks to his experience as a player. He has been able to cope with any kind of opponent with the right capacity and character.

"Antonio has raced ahead, creating a great team immediately. This makes him one of the best in the world in his work.

"In the Italian scene perhaps he is a little cramped, but he is at Juventus and knows our desire for growth.

"I am optimistic about his future. I hope and believe that Conte can become for Juventus what Ferguson was for United, or Arsene Wenger is for Arsenal, and I am sure that he will be."

Conte previously coached Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena before taking charge of Juventus in 2011.