Conte contract talks on hold

  • Last Updated: April 16 2014, 14:14 BST

Juventus will not renew the contract of coach Antonio Conte until the end of the Serie A season.

Antonio Conte: Deal expires in June 2015
Antonio Conte: Deal expires in June 2015

Conte, whose current deal expires in June 2015, is expected to be offered a long-term contract with the Turin giants this summer.

"Juventus are delighted with the work done by Conte," Juve club administrator Giuseppe Marotta said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "He has a contract with us and he is the leader of our group.

"We have already spoken regarding this matter and we will discuss this issue at the end of the season.

"We will talk once we have achieved something important, the scudetto and eventually the Europa League title."

The 44-year-old joined Juve in 2011 and is on course to guide La Vecchia Signora to their third successive league title.

Juve are eight points clear of Roma at the top of the Serie A standings with five games remaining.

The Turin giants are the only Italian side alive in European competition and take on Benfica in the Europa League semi-final later this month.