Giuseppe Marotta reveals Juventus will appoint Antonio Conte as new coach next week

The Italian giants will replace Luigi Del Neri with the current Siena boss

Juventus have decided to appoint Antonio Conte as their coach for next season, the club have confirmed.

Juve sporting director Giuseppe Marotta made the announcement on Sunday evening prior to their Serie A fixture against Napoli in Turin and also expressed his sorrow at the departure of current boss Luigi Del Neri.

“Conte? We will make it official next week,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. “There is great sadness at the departure of Del Neri, but that’s part of football.”

On Saturday Del Neri confirmed that the match against Napoli would be his last in charge of the Turin outfit.

"Next season, Juventus will have a new coach, the club informed me last Wednesday of this decision," the 60-year-old said in the pre-match press conference. "I accept this choice; but I reiterate I would do it all again. Juve don't have the time to wait for change and gradual growth.”

Conte led Siena to promotion from Serie B and expressed his delight at being linked with the coaching role at his former club but said that he has not signed any contract with Juventus.

"I am still Siena coach and I have still not signed any new contract,” the 41-year-old told the press. “I am happy to be linked with such a great club as Juventus.

"The Serie A and B seasons are not over yet and for correctness it's right for me to still be considered Siena coach until the game against Albinoleffe."

Juventus started the 2010-11 campaign on a promising note and were in the running for a place in the top four but collapsed from January onwards and are set to finish outside the top six in the table.

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