Juventus fans should fear Conte exit, warns Marotta

The 57-year-old has revealed that he is open to offers from elsewhere after a successful period with the Old Lady, which could result in a summer of great change in Turin
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says that fans should be concerned that coach Antonio Conte could be set to leave the club this summer.

Conte hinted in March that he was considering leaving Italy for a new challenge and he has since secured a third consecutive Serie A crown with the Turin giants.

The former midfielder then revealed after wrapping up the title that he was open to new "projects", with Marotta warning about just how difficult it would be to replace the 57-year-old.

The Juve chief told reporters:: "I think it's the right way to recognise the scope of what Conte has achieved at Juventus.

"As we've said before, Conte is a very well-prepared manager that has had a big say in the results achieved by this club.

"I believe it wise for the fans to worry about him being lured away from Turin."

Conte was spotted sat next to legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at Wednesday's Europa League final, held at Juventus Stadium.

Ferguson chose to step away from the Old Trafford hotseat after 26 years of success 12 months ago and Marotta wryly suggested that Conte may have been taking advice from the now-retired Scot.

"Yesterday was a big celebration for football, the final of a very important trophy; it's always a social occasion where you can meet icons of the sport like Alex Ferguson," he added.

"Maybe Conte can get some football wisdom or some advice about his future as a manager."