Gianluigi Buffon admits disappointment with Antonio Conte Juventus departure

Gianluigi Buffon admits that Antonio Conte's departure is a "great loss" for Juventus.

Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that Juventus are losing a "great coach" following the resignation of Antonio Conte.

It was confirmed on Tuesday evening that Conte would be leaving the club after three successful years as manager, and Buffon believes it is now crucial to quickly continue the good work completed by the 44-year-old.

"It's a great loss, a bolt from the blue, but we are not at year zero - his work will not disappear over two months," the goalkeeper told reporters.

"We are losing a great coach, but we have terrific players and are a forward-thinking club. We are competent and solid. We must now have greater compactness and prove our worth, regardless of Conte."

Reports have suggested that Conte will replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy's head coach.

Juventus head coach Antonio Conte shows his dejection during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Juventus at Stadio Artemio Franchi on October 20, 2013
Read Next:
Conte resigns as Juventus boss
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli21173145133254
2Juventus20162249153450
3Lazio20134350252543
4Inter Milan20126235152042
5Roma19123430141639
6Sampdoria2010373729833
7Torino2171042927231
8Udinese2010193427731
9Atalanta BCAtalanta218673127430
10Fiorentina217772922728
11AC Milan208482527-228
12Bologna2183102430-627
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo215792134-1322
14Genoa205691622-621
15SassuoloSassuolo2163121331-1821
16CagliariCagliari2062121831-1320
17Crotone2153131438-2418
18SPALSPAL2136122139-1815
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2134141842-2413
20BeneventoBenevento2121181344-317
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account