Del Piero is one of the greatest Juventus players ever, says Agnelli

The Bianconeri president has nothing but praise for the Sydney star, while adding that he is confident Gigi Buffon will sign a new deal
Andrea Agnelli has taken the time to laud Alessandro Del Piero and believes the iconic attacker is one of Juventus' greatest players ever.

The 37-year-old left Juve for Sydney earlier this year after the Italian champions opted not to renew Del Piero's expiring contract, but the club president has insisted that the former Italy international will always be remembered fondly in Turin.

"Last year we paid tribute to him for his achievements with Juventus. He’s one of the greatest players to ever wear the black and white stripes, he’s in our hearts and I wish him all the very best in his new adventure," Agnelli said at a shareholders meeting.

The Juventus president then insisted that he's confident Gianluigi Buffon will pen a contract extension with the Serie A champions, before adding that Antonio Conte is the ideal coach for the Bianconeri.

He added: "There won’t be any problems. The nice thing about the Champions League is that you’re playing every three days so it’s not easy to find time for certain matters, but Gigi is our captain and will remain so.

"We’re convinced Antonio is the best coach in the business and we’re happy to have him here at Juventus."

The Serie A leaders are currently preparing for the away match against Catania on Sunday.