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Luigi Del Neri has resigned as head coach at Sampdoria and it’s looking clear Del Neri has made it so in order to take the Juventus job.

“Del Neri is leaving. I think he’ll go to Turin,” Garrone told a Italian news agency.

“We will release a statement on Tuesday I can hold a press conference.”

The 50-year-old will take over at Juve from Alberto Zaccheroni. Zaccheroni came to the club as a stop-gap man and was only signed to a short term deal ending of last season following Ciro Ferrara’s sacking in January.

Zaccheroni was unable to salvage much from a disastrous season by Juve’s standards, which saw the Old Lady crash out of the Champions League group stage, lose to Fulham in the last 16 of the Europa League and finish seventh in Serie A, meaning they will only be in UEFA’s second-tier competition again next season.

Rafael Benitez and Didier Deschamps was also believed to have been in the picture, but the Spaniard elected to stay with the Premier League club, and much would have to change for a Deschamps return.

Beppe Marotta has also quit as Sampdoria sporting director to take up the same position at Juventus.

“With Juventus there is a verbal agreement,” Marotta told Italian radio.

“My passage to Juve has not been made official, it’s up to the Juve directors to do that, but I will limit myself to say that Juve must return to being competitive.”

3 Responses so far.

  1. Andy Golding says:

    Gigi Del Bianco-Neri

  2. Patrick says:

    I think this is a good move for both Juventus and Del Neri. After 25 years, he has moved up the managing chain and this might be the best chance for him ever. Best of luck, Luigi.

  3. Andy Golding says:

    im still a little concerned that he may not acquire the discipline and respect of his squad.

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