Juventus to decide on coach soon
Luigi Delneri could discover next week whether he will stay on as Juventus coach for another season after club president Andrea Agnelli expressed unhappiness with recent displays. Delneri, who joined Juve last summer, is under contract until June 2012 but has come under increasing pressure with the club languishing in seventh place in Serie A with one game remaining.
Siena coach Antonio Conte and Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri have both been strongly linked with the Bianconeri hotseat by the Italian media. "We will evaluate the [managerial] situation at the end of the campaign," said Agnelli.
"I am not happy, in fact, I am really dissatisfied, but we will wait until the end of the campaign to speak about next season. We still have one more game left to play and then we will discuss what will happen."
When asked about Conte, Agnelli said: "Antonio has declared himself available to join Juventus. We will make our decisions and then announce them once the season is over."
Juve, who lost 1-0 to Parma last time out, have struggled for consistency during an injury-hit campaign, but Agnelli feels the attitude of some players has been the problem.
"We are so disappointed because what has emerged in the last stretch of the campaign is that a series of players that arrived to the club have not understood what Juventus is," he continued. "What has let me down the most is that those players that we already had seemed to have forgotten that."
The Turin club trails sixth-placed Roma - and the final Europa League berth - by three points heading into their final match against third-placed Napoli this weekend.