Del Piero plays down rumours of Conte returning to Juventus

November 4, 2022

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has played down recent rumours linking his former teammate Antonio Conte with a Turin return.

The Serie A giants aren’t doing nearly as well this season as they used to until a couple of seasons ago, sitting seventh in the Italian top flight at the moment and out of the Champions League after the group stage. The situation has led to speculation about the job of Massimiliano Allegri being in danger, and Conte has been tipped to take over if the Allegri sacking comes to pass.

However, as he told the PA, Del Piero believes these stories have appeared only because Conte has done well at Juventus in the past, leading the Bianconeri to the Scudetto three times and the Italian Super Cup twice between 2011 and 2014.

Del Piero also believes Conte has unfinished business at Tottenham Hotspur, who have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League.