The Italian Football Federation are expected to make their decision on who will lead the national team shortly and Giuseppe Rossi has made his allegiance known.
Cesare Prandelli stepped down after Italy's humiliating first-round exit at the World Cup despite having extended his contract before the competition.
The head of the Football Federation, Giancarlo Abete, also fell on his sword and has just been replaced by Carlo Tavecchio, whose first job is to find Prandelli's successor.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is a candidate, but Conte has become the frontrunner.
"Antonio is a born winner and he also has faith in me.
"Conte gets the best out of every player."
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Rossi's remarks may carry an insult to Prandelli, who controversially left the gifted marksman out of his World Cup squad.
Conte, who left Juventus unexpectedly this summer after delivering a third consecutive Serie A title, has come out on top of newspapers' polls in Italy and appears to be the media's favoured choice.
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