Italian press claims Arsenal interest in Juve boss.
Juventus manager Antonio Conte could be a prime candidate for replacing Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal in the future, according to Football Italia.
The 44-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young managers in the game after his fine work with Juve, whom he has led to two Serie A titles in his two seasons in charge with the club, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana cup wins.
Although he has not been in the job long, Arsenal may look to tempt him away as soon as next summer, with doubts remaining over the future of current manager Arsene Wenger, whose contract is set to expire after 17 years with the north London club.
Wenger’s early years at Arsenal were highly successful, as he established them as a force in the Premier League, though he has been under pressure for some time now after eight seasons without a trophy.
The Frenchman has said himself that he is not in a hurry to renew his deal, which expires in 2014, and that he will review his own performance as manager at the end of this season before thinking about extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium.
If Wenger does finally step down, Conte looks a good option for the Gunners to ensure they maintain their status as a top side both in England and in Europe.