Former Czech international insists no problems between club and coach.
Juventus director Pavel Nedved has insisted that he doesn’t fear that the club will lose coach Antonio Conte any time soon.
Following a summer of transfer activity which has seen the Bianconeri lose both Emanuele Giaccherini and Alessandro Matri, there had been reports of some tension after the tactician publicly revealed his frustration over the sales.
Despite the arrivals of the likes of Angelo Ogbonna and Carlos Tevez, the Juve coach has been left annoyed by losing key players from his previous two years in charge, particularly Matri who was sold to direct rivals AC Milan.
Nevertheless, Nedved has moved to dismiss speculation that there is tension within the club, and he believes that Conte is not contemplating a departure at this stage.
“I think there is great harmony between Antonio and the club,” Nedved told Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia. “There is not a problem at all.
“And there is no fear that we will lose him because you can not start a championship and prepare for the Champions League with the idea that the Coach will be leaving…
“We remain focused on the work that will need to be done this season then, at the end of term, it is only normal that everyone sits around a table and talks.
“There is no fear, just peace. We are aware that we are a really strong side and we can do well on all fronts,” he added.
Having won back-to-back Scudetti in his first two years in charge, Conte will not only be hoping to make it a ‘three-peat’, but will be eager to also add European silverware to his collection in the shape of the Champions League.
With Tevez arriving, the Turin giants believe they can compete with Europe’s top clubs this year, and having been drawn in the same group as Real Madrid, it promises to be an interesting and ultimately successful year for the club.
Conte has previously revealed his desire to coach abroad at some stage in his managerial career while he has also been linked with the Italy job next summer should Cesare Prandelli decide to resign.
However, it remains unlikely that he will leave Juve in the near future as he continues to chase success both domestically and in Europe.