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Conte: What more can I do?

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has hinted that he could leave the club, suggesting that he can't get any further with his resources.

Juventus' title celebrations have been slightly overshadowed by doubts over the future of coach Antonio Conte.

The Old Lady eased to the Serie A title and were crowned champions with three games still remaining when Roma unexpectedly came unstuck against lowly Catania.

It represents Conte's third successive Scudetto but has still been something of a bittersweet season as things went awry in Europe.

Having been knocked out at the group stage of the Champions League, Juventus were expected to win the Europa League but missed out on a place in the final, which will be held in their own Juventus Stadium.

While Juventus' directors have made it clear that they will do everything in their power to keep Conte at the club, the coach may look for a fresh challenge, seemingly frustrated with a lack of resources.

"If you have 10 Euros you can't eat in a 100-Euro restaurant," Conte lamented.

"If I were a Juventus fan and I heard my words I wouldn't think that the coach wanted reinforcements or that he wanted to leave.

"The right thing to do is to talk to Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta and the club president at the end of the season.

"I will always be grateful to the Agnelli family for everything they have given me and I believe that I have repaid them with results.

"We will weigh up what is best for Juventus in a very calm manner. Let's enjoy this victory first - yesterday I cried with joy because I know what we have done to win this year.

"The problem is that in Europe we have a history that cannot be sustained. I don't like to say it, but the expectation is to win the Champions League and I don't feel I can promise anything to anyone.

"The media give false messages but I say that it's difficult to improve on what we are doing with Juventus."

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