English Premiership

Bonucci: I won't follow Conte

2016-03-29 12:49
Leonardo Bonucci (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has ruled out the possibility of following former coach Antonio Conte to Chelsea next season, saying he is happy in Italy.

Conte revealed that he'll leave his post with the Azzurri after Euro 2016 in France, and has since been linked with the Blues as the successor to interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Bonucci, alongside Conte, were addressing the media at a press conference ahead of Tuesday's international friendly against Germany and the 28-year-old answered several questions regarding his future.

"The most I've followed him to is a coffee," Bonucci told reporters. "I don't know what the boss will do, but I've signed a renewal with Juventus [until 2020] and I'm honestly only thinking about the Bianconeri."

"Conte is the coach who forced me to make that leap, ever since he arrived at Juventus. At the start we had some disagreements, because when I arrived in Turin I definitely wasn't in the best shape after a wedding and a honeymoon.

"But I have to say, he taught me so much on a technical level. If today I'm one of the best in Europe, then a good part of that is down to the boss."

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