Football

Juve confirm Conte will stay as coach

Juventus have confirmed that coach Antonio Conte will stay with the newly crowned Serie A champions for next season.

Conte, who led Juventus to a third consecutive title, had reportedly been set to leave if he did not receive assurances over player investment for next season.

But Juve posted a brief message on the club's Twitter page yesterday which suggested the 44-year-old will stay on for another season at least.

"Season 2014/15: manager Antonio Conte", read the post. No other official announcement has been made by the club.

Former Juventus player Conte led the club to their 30th league title with two games to spare but, in recent weeks, had been linked with a move away from Serie A.

Reports said French league giants Monaco had offered him an open cheque book if he took over the Principality club.

- AFP.