Juventus are set to stick with Luigi Del Neri until the end of the season, but the Old Lady has reportedly singled out Fabio Capello and Luciano Spalletti to replace the coach next summer.
Gigi Del Neri’s position in the club has come under intense scrutiny after the home defeat to Bologna with Beppe Marotta admitting that the club were reviewing Del Neri’s position.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Del Neri will be allowed to finish the season at Olimpico, but he will almost certainly be sacked at the end of the season.
The Bianconeri have already started searching for replacements, with club president Andrea Agnelli expected to contact his close friend Fabio Capello regarding the Juventus job.
Should the England boss reject the offer, the job will be offered to Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti, who’s been heavily linked to Juventus over the last few months.
Gigi Del Neri’s coaching methods failed to get the best out of the team and Juve are desperate for a fresh approach.
The Bianconeri need a coach who can stabilize the team as well as cope with the constant media pressure, so it is little wonder Fabio Capello and Luciano Spalletti are in the mix.
Ronaldinho wants return to the national team
Former Barcelona and Milan star Ronaldinho has revealed his main objective is to return to Brazil national team.
Ronaldinho yesterday lifted the Guanabara Cup after scoring the only goal of the game for his Flamengo.
Ronaldinho managed to kick-start his career after returning to Brazil, and he now wants to return to the national team.
“My goal is to get Flamengo to be known worldwide again. My goal is to return to the national team as soon as possible and help other players from Flamengo get there,” The Brazilian said.
He was euphoric after scoring the only goal of the game.
“It’s an indescribable emotion. At the time I took the free kick I had nothing on my mind, but then came the memories of Zico and Petkovic. They have scored many goals from free kicks. I am still euphoric.”
Ronaldinho is not the first player who got his career back on track after returning home, but he will need to continue his rich vein of form in order to receive a new Brazil call-up.
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Roma set to sack Adriano
Roma are set to cancel Adriano’s contract with immediate effect, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Brazilian striker arrived to Roma from Flamengo last summer, but he continued causing problems, with his latest incident likely to prove the last drop.
Adriano returned from Brazil three days late before missing the appointment with the club’s doctor and that could cost him the chance to stay at the club.
“It’s impossible to continue defending Adriano. We have done all kinds of things for him since he joined Roma,” said sporting director Giampaolo Montali
“Nevertheless, we have no other choice but to take measures against him to protect the club’s interests.”
Adriano’s agent recently said that he didn’t expect his client to be punished for the latest mishap, but it looks as though Roma chiefs are fed up with the Brazilian and they are expected to rescind his contract in the coming days.
The problematic behaviour exhibited during his career has cost Adriano dearly and prevented him from realizing his undoubted potential, so he is unlikely to get another shot at playing at the biggest stage.