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Juventus manager flattered by Sir Alex Ferguson comparisons

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Juventus manager Antonio Conte, a reported target for Chelsea, admits he is flattered by comparisons to Sir Alex Ferguson, having been likened to the Manchester United boss by club sporting director Giuseppe Marotta.

Marotta said earlier this week that he hoped Conte would remain in Turin and perform similar feats to those of Ferguson during his trophy laden 26-year career with Manchester United.

Conte won the Serie A title during his first season with Juventus, leading the club to an unbeaten campaign, and the Italian giants remain on course to defend their Scudetto crown, while they have also reached the last eight of the Champions League.

Such have his achievements been during his short stint with Juventus so far, Conte has inevitably been linked with a move away from the club, with Chelsea reported to have identified the 43-year-old as a potential replacement for Rafael Benitez.

Conte has also been linked with a move to Manchester United when Ferguson decides to end his career at Old Trafford, and the former says he would be honoured to replicate the achievements of his illustrious counterpart.

"The comparisons with [Sir Alex] Ferguson are quite flattering. It would be amazing if I could emulate him and win as many trophies as him, and perhaps even more," Conte told Tuttosport.

"We won the Scudetto last year and want to repeat that success this term. And there's always the dream of winning the Champions League."

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