Football - Serie A

Buffon eyes job in USA or China

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon wants to end his career at the club but then plans on venturing into international management.

 
Buffon eyes USA job - Football - Serie AAP/LaPresse
 

The 33-year-old, currently in the USA with Juve on their pre-season tour, insists he has not considered a big-money move to the MLS to see out toe twilight years of his career, but he would consider a career in the states as head coach of the national team.

The Italy international said: "I have never thought of coming here (United States) to end my playing career. I’ll stay at Juventus for as long as they trust me.

"In three or four years I’ve got the crazy idea in my head that I’d like to be the coach for USA or China. Both would be incredible experiences."

After a very poor couple of seasons by the Turin giants' standards, new manager Antonio Conte has overseen plenty of new additions this summer in order to rejuvenate the club.

In addition to recent signing Arturo Vidal from Bayer Leverkusen the Bianconeri have also recruited Andrea Pirlo, Reto Ziegler, Michele Pazienza and Stephane Lichsteiner to beef up their squad for the upcoming campaign.

"We certainly reinforced the squad and I’ve seen a strong willingness to sacrifice from everyone," Buffon said. "We must remember the last two years and learn not to repeat the mistakes of the past."

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