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The veteran was happy to see the Juventus supporters give the coach a rousing reception on Sunday as speculation mounts over his continuation in the Bianconeri dugout

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says that it is important that the club resolve the future of coach Antonio Conte sooner rather than later.

The midfielder scored a free kick as the Turin giants beat Cagliari 3-0 on Sunday to take their points tally for 2013-14 to 102, thus setting a new Serie A record.

Conte has openly admitted his willingness to discuss new "projects", with speculation that he will leave Turin this summer mounting, and Pirlo placed on record his appreciation for the coach's work.

"Conte deserves credit for a big part of our successes," the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

"I have never seen it before that the fans were chanting the coach's name. I hope his future will be resolved soon."

Juve had already been crowned champions for a third successive year and Pirlo admits that their success in recent years will be difficult to replicate.

He reflected: "We wanted to win to reach 100 points and we've done it. We've broken every record and we're really happy to be celebrating.

"Given Roma's strength, it's been a difficult campaign but we've picked up an awesome number of victories.

"It's been an extraordinary season; it will be tough for our record to be beaten. We broke all records and it will be hard to repeat this."

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